|Project by HenryH||posted 01-04-2010 11:40 PM||8384 views||24 times favorited||35 comments|
Traditional Work Bench
Red Oak Base and Apron
American Beech Top and Vises.
Aprox 62L x 28W x 30H
I made this bench to replace my long suffering old bench made of construction 2×4’s and plywood. The basic design is based on an article by Lon Schleining in FWW magazine and I made some modifications to suit my style. It is a little shorted but a lttle wider than that design. As you can see my basement shop space does not provide the luxury for a big bench. I built this mainly for use with power tools so I wanted more surface area. I will add some more round dog holes but not until I use it and get a better feel for it.
The wood was bought local from a small sawmill run by Dave Spacht here in SE PA. I like using local grown and milled lumber. It adds something to any project. Beside where else are you goning to get 15 in wide 8/4 American Beech?
-- HenryH - PA