|Project by Tim29||posted 10-30-2009 04:46 AM||7600 views||37 times favorited||38 comments|
I had been using my router on my normal height workbench which hits a little higher than waist level.
Stooping over constantly to do router work was beginning to hurt my back. So I wanted a taller workbench specifically for routing. The bench is 42” tall.
The bench is made out of construction 2×4 and beadboard plywood. It is almost entirely screwed together with pocket hole contruction.
The holes on the front and back of the top are for pipe clamps if I need to use them for a face vise.
The hardest part was glueing up the top. All of the 2×4s are biscuited toegther so all of the biscuits plus the clamping and glueing was a bit of a pain. I ran the top through a 20” planer to flatten it.
I made the trim to put on the workbench after I had the main part of it put together so I got to use the bench while I was building it.
Handles, pulls and hinges are Target specials.
The bench has a minwax golden pecan stain topped with polyurethane.
-- Tim, Nevada MO