|Project by Benjammin611||posted 02-05-2016 01:34 AM||1274 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
New guy here (for posting only, I’ve been crawling the site for a half a year now). First off, love the site and all of the fans posting up here, it’s my new fav!
As for the bench, it was my first actual project that I cared to see what I’m capable of with limited tools on hand. I have another bench made of scrap wood they threw in the dump from building houses, and it’s functional, just not pretty!
I sold a dirt bike to seek out a dream of woodworking which I have been wanting to get into for decades, and all my tools and bench are from this $1100 budget LOL! First projects are some end grain cutting boards and then I’ll work on replacing furniture in my house as I go along…
This bench is all pine and a Douglas fir facia board to hide the three tool wells. Sitting on locking casters so I can roll her into the sun to keep down on dust, and I have little room to spare. It has yet to be entirely finished, I still plan on wrapping the facia into the miter well, hinging the tool wells, and adding shelves to the full front of the bench for tools/finishing products and glue bottles etc…
The wood rack was needed once I got a sweet deal on hard woods from a closing cabinet shop and just had to be done as well as a simple clamp rack (not shown, it’s simple). So this is how my first week has gone, what do you think?
I am completely open to any suggestions, and look forward to posting updates as I continue in my journey!