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Project by Brian024 posted 08-24-2009 06:11 PM 2289 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my 2 ft by 4 ft workbench that I just recently finished. It’s made entirely of pine and douglas fur boards that I picked up from Home Depot, I think the total cost was maybe $20. The outside apron is the only part that is held together with screws, everything else is mortise and tenon. This was the first time I’ve attempted mortise and tenon joinery and I think they turned out great. The mortises for the stretcher on the bottom was cut with a laminate trim router because it was all I had at the moment, I think I made 10 passes because I would only take an 1/8” at the most. The botton part of the legs were made of 3 2×4’s glued together. There is also a 2” deep rabbit in the 2×6 apron, in which a 2” thick torsion box sits. The top is made from hardboard.





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#1 posted 08-24-2009 06:24 PM

looks great. joinery looks clean and well built.

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#2 posted 08-24-2009 09:16 PM

Very Sturdy looking workbench – Well done..

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#3 posted 08-24-2009 09:30 PM

Hey Brian
Nice bench looks good

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#4 posted 08-24-2009 11:12 PM

Brian, Good job on the bench. I bet you put it to good use.

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#5 posted 08-25-2009 01:31 AM

I love to see more and more people use pine. When you combine it with good joinery, it really works well for the money.

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#6 posted 08-25-2009 05:37 PM

Thanks a ton guys. Yeah Ken, I totally agree, the douglas fur turns out really good.

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#7 posted 09-02-2009 04:32 AM

Nice workbench!

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#8 posted 03-10-2010 04:49 AM

I like the simplicity in this design…

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