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Project by randyb posted 01-05-2010 05:12 PM 1911 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another shop notes “small shop solutions” project. My neighbor tore out his old storage room from his house, he had all of the wood piled in a trailer headed for the dump. Needless to say it ended up in my shop. this bench is 95% recycled wood. The top is a maple solid core door that was damaged, 5.00 from a door shop. the only new stuff was the handles “which were to expensive” and the birch drawer fronts. It is Heavy and solid.

-- I was going for that distressed look





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Glen

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#1 posted 01-05-2010 08:36 PM

Very nice. The solid maple door top is a great idea and the price was right.

-- Glen

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#2 posted 01-05-2010 08:38 PM

free is a great price I must agree

-- I was going for that distressed look

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 01-05-2010 09:21 PM

Nice bench! That solid top will last a lifetime! It looks like you have good overhang for clamping work to it.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 01-05-2010 10:04 PM

Nice looking workbench.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 01-05-2010 10:42 PM

well done and a great organiesed shop

Dennis

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#6 posted 01-06-2010 12:14 AM

Thankyou

-- I was going for that distressed look

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#7 posted 01-06-2010 02:19 AM

Good deal on good looking bench,I have abench from a door also.

-- franklinalbert@sbcglobal.net

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#8 posted 01-06-2010 02:21 AM

Good bench and cool shop.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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