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This bench is made of maple and Baltic Birch plywood. its made from a set of plans purchased from Lee Valley.
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Aug 14, 2016
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#1 posted 08-14-2016 06:34 PM
Excellent use of available space. Looks fantastic. The light is a great detail many forget to add.
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#2 posted 08-14-2016 11:56 PM
Great work – looks very functional.
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#3 posted 08-15-2016 10:26 AM
Living as an expat for the last 8 years I was forced to create some unique work benches for my living quarters, nothing as nice as this though. Doug
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#4 posted 08-15-2016 10:52 AM
Nice work on this bench. I wish I had a bench like that in the first small apartment that my wife and I had when I we was starting out. I did have a toolbox with my tools, but no room for a bench and I did my work on a small porch. That was 45 years ago.
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#5 posted 08-15-2016 04:00 PM
I really like the dark stain—not a common color for workbenches! What’s hiding behind the fold-down door on the front?
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#6 posted 08-15-2016 07:26 PM
Absolutely outstanding work. I have often looked at those plans and thought it would make a great heirloom project for one of my sons.
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#7 posted 08-15-2016 09:50 PM
Jayseedub, there is a shelf. The opening allows access under the top (clamping & temp tool storage).The dark stain was for my wife. The bench was originally going into the re-room. It was so much better than the bench in the shop, it never left the shop.
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