New Bench (Cheap!)

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Project by MauBow posted 08-15-2009 04:25 PM 1938 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I managed to finally finish a bench I’ve been building for over a year. I couldn’t find anything to make the top out of, at least not in my price range (free). We rearranged a few things in the house recently and needed to downsize the computer desk. I had made it out of an old table and some doors long ago. The table top is made from 1.5” strips of pine…now I have my bench top!

The drawers were salvaged from Drake University when they rehabed some dorms and were giving away built in desks. The rest is just 2X material that I found at building sites. My dad gave me the vice, he found 3 of them when packing up his shop in KS! It’s 46” wide, 28” deep and 38” tall (I like tall benches)

-- If it wasn't for misplacing things, my shop would never get cleaned up.

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#1 posted 08-15-2009 04:30 PM

looks like it does the job ,
and the price is right !

that’s quite the vice ,
looks older than smoking or drinking .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 08-15-2009 04:49 PM

It looks like it will work to me, good idea. I like the drawers, I need to build a set like that under my workbench when I find that most elusive of items “time”.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#3 posted 08-15-2009 05:35 PM

Good bench at a great price.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#4 posted 08-15-2009 10:04 PM

That vise is awesome! I love old tools like that since you can’t buy anything good anymore and I think they just look better.

-- Aaron in TN -

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#5 posted 08-23-2009 02:44 AM

that will doer

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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