|Project by richgreer||posted 01-09-2010 07:07 PM||6704 views||13 times favorited||22 comments|
I decided to “share” my workbench because it has some unique characteristics that some may find interesting.
My wife and I used to own a flower shop and the carcass for this workbench is a cabinet from that flower shop. I removed the original top and put on 2 layers of 3/4 MDF. I then put down a layer of bamboo flooring and put 8/4 oak around the perimeter. The bamboo is extremely tough and it is holding up very well.
By the way – This is a VERY heavy bench. The carcass is very heavy to begin with, but 2 of us were able to put it in place. The MDF, bamboo and oak were added in place. 2 normal men could not move it now.
On the back side there are lots of drawers and shelves. You can never have too much storage.
Since this was originally in a flower shop, it has a built in ribbon dispenser. I may have the only workbench in the world with a built in ribbon dispenser.
You can see the plate for the Kreg hold down clamp. That is a very convenient hold down clamp system that I recommend.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.