recycled pine 4x4 and 2x6 work bench

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Project by jpc posted 01-08-2010 08:20 PM 9481 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i grabbed these construction grade 4×4;s and 2×6’s out of the scrap pile and the concrete plant where i work, scrapped them clean of concrete and planed and worked them over untill they were useable and built this work bench out of it which is complent and set up at my work,, ill post the finish pics when i get home dont have them on work puter, thanks for looking. just added a few more pics,,, I made the drawer rack for something else and abandoned the idea, so the rack sat off to the side untill i started assembleing the bench, so decided to ad it to it, only problem was the width between legs was too tight, but with notching the 4×4 turned out,, inside of rack to the other end were just perfect, was an afterthought, wish i hada bettere pic of top, that black spot is a peice of walnute bolted with a knob to leg , for planeing or belt sanding i raise it up, when not needed lower flush with bench top, also another first for me was making the drawer pulls from scrap,,,, thank all of you for your comments and looking

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#1 posted 01-08-2010 09:05 PM

Really nice bench. Solid and clean lines. I like the fact that the top is made from 2x stock.

-- Richard

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#2 posted 01-08-2010 10:23 PM

Well done! I don’t think you will get any racking on that bench with the drawer case.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 01-08-2010 11:51 PM

It looks great! I’m looking forward to the finished pics.

-- John from Jackson, Michigan

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#4 posted 01-10-2010 02:08 AM

Love the “recycling” aspect of your build.
The bench is awesome.
Nice touch on the 4×4 edges.

-- "The Artful Bodger"

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#5 posted 01-10-2010 11:35 PM

great recycling
well done


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#6 posted 01-11-2010 05:34 AM

Updated a finished pic of that bench, thanks everyone for the comments and feedback,

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