|Project by TheGravedigger||posted 07-31-2007 06:24 PM||4260 views||14 times favorited||32 comments|
This bench was constructed in a traditional style, but using common dimension lumber. The concept was to make a bench with good performance from inexpensive components. The top is Home Depot spruce 2X4 studs, and the base is made of 2×4 & 2×6 SYP from a local lumber yard. The only expensive wood is the maple used for the vise chops. The vise hardware is an inexpensive quick release type from Woodcraft.
All joinery on the base is with 1” thick pegged mortise-and-tenon joints, and the top rests on 3/4” oak dowels extending from the top of the legs into 1” holes in the top. This makes for easy removal with no play in the top.
For construction details, see my blog series entitled “A Workbench's Progress.”
-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com