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Project by ChrisM36 posted 06-07-2017 02:56 AM 1564 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was only my second woodworking project. Pretty straightforward design that I modified from several I saw online that had various elements I wanted. Built with pine 2×4s for the frame and maple 3/4” plywood for the tops. I used Behr Cedar Naturaltone All-In-One Wood Finish for the frame. Used Varathane Cabernet Stain & Poly for the tops, then added two coats of clear poly to that.

I did a lot of research before building and took my time. It was built over 4 months when I had free time on weekends and weeknights. Now looking forward to building a table and a tool shed!

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#1 posted 06-07-2017 03:05 AM

Beautiful bench Chris.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-07-2017 03:54 AM

Nice setup. Great use of space.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#3 posted 06-07-2017 11:54 AM

Nice bench. Sorry about your team.

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#4 posted 06-07-2017 03:00 PM

Nice bench! You have your wrenches and hammer all right in front of you, neatly organized and at arms reach. The bottle opener = nice touch!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 06-07-2017 04:21 PM

Thanks guys – happy to finally have a decent work space. Gargey – sometimes you just can’t quit your hometown team …

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#6 posted 06-07-2017 08:35 PM

This is a nice workbench and is very well organized. You have a nice shop; congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 06-09-2017 06:12 AM

Well done all around.

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#8 posted 06-09-2017 04:41 PM

Nice bench setup, too neat and clean for me :)
Go Browns! (Haven’t lived in C-town for over 2 decades, but still my hometown teams)

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#9 posted 06-11-2017 02:42 PM

Thanks, emoon—I’m sure it won’t stay that neat for long. I’ve already added a few minor but handy features: (1) a mounted pencil sharpener and (2) a three-outlet power station with 2 usb ports.

As for the Browns, I’m eternally optimistic. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut eventually … until they get their act together at least the Cavs & Tribe are competitive.

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