Apartment sized workbench

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Project by MrWoody posted 08-14-2016 05:34 PM 1346 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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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#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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#8 posted 08-17-2016 02:38 AM

Nice job!

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