|Project by Sean||posted 12-15-2015 04:48 PM||1211 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
My son often joins me in the basement when I’m woodworking. He has his own collection of tools (some real and some toy), and he does his best to mimic whatever work I’m engaged in. A year ago I milled some lumber to build him a proper workbench but other tasks prevented me from following through. Well, now I have.
The workbench is made from maple with a 1 1/2” thick maple veneer plywood top edged with solid maple. The top is about 39” x 18” and has a cheap Irwin vice purchased from Lowe’s. I’ll eventually put a tool cabinet between the stretchers and bench top.
I attached the legs of the bench base to the feet using mortise and tenon joinery. This was my first attempt at mortise and tenon joinery. I was planning to use it throughout, but after spending an inordinate amount of time on those four joints I decided to speed things up with more familiar joinery.
When I find a few spare minutes, I plan to add a few dog holes and make a few bench dogs.
My four-year old son is pretty excited about the work bench. He says he likes it as much as his brand new bike.