A Nice Down Sized Workbench

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Project by bobdurnell posted 03-25-2017 03:33 PM 1004 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I helped a friend of mine build this work bench for his 10×20 workshop. The bench is 18in wide and 72in long. Space was a necessity so only usable 18in top was good. Made of vertical grain Douglas Fir with a store bought top called rubber wood I know is best as Ramen. The vise was recondition from a bid on Ebay.

Here is the latest picture of the little bench wit drawers an a self. I’ve included pictures of the small shop.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#1 posted 03-25-2017 03:48 PM

Looks great!

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#2 posted 03-25-2017 04:00 PM

Very nice to help a friend. Looks like there is room for draws and a shelf also. Nice work.

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#3 posted 03-25-2017 05:17 PM

That is a nice look bench. I agree with mat60 about the drawers and lower shelf. You just never have enough storage space in a shop.

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#4 posted 03-25-2017 05:52 PM

Looks like it’s lagged to the wall for stability, good job for a solid bench.

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#5 posted 03-25-2017 06:56 PM

This is a nice workbench. It looks like it fits that spot perfectly and you have plenty of daylight.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 03-26-2017 01:34 AM

Nice bench.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#7 posted 03-26-2017 02:11 PM

Yeah deff build some draws for hand tools and line the. With felt would be cool I love felt linen draws

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#8 posted 03-26-2017 05:15 PM

Thanks for the comments yes there are drawers and a shelf. Picture was posted early.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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