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Project by Dalehurst posted 1520 days ago 4433 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Folks

Thought I would post a project I have just completed. A large woodworkers bench.

The specifics are as follows;

2” Thick top deck made of 36 – 1” * 72” strips of Maple. Hence the dimensions of the top are 36” by 72”.

The legs are 4” by 4” laminated maple. The height of the bench is 35”. The inner walls\cabinets are made of 18mm maple plywood.

The front three drawers are faced with pinhole cheery. The trim is walnut. The ends are made of 18mm plywood with a birds eye veneer.

The finish is 5 coats of brushed poly on the top and 3 coats of sprayed lacquer everywhere else.

Any questions or comments would be greatly appreciated!

Thank You

Bruce





12 comments so far

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NewPickeringWdWrkr

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#1 posted 1520 days ago

Wooo! Shinyey! I seriously need to make myself a workbench this summer.

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs http://anterosurbanwooddesigns.com

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Bearpie

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#2 posted 1520 days ago

This is a really nice workbench! Now go pound something on it. I’d be scared to use it till it got more scuffed up.

Erwin Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1520 days ago

Wow thats great bruce looks like you thought of everything super job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Toolz

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#4 posted 1519 days ago

Good looks and great function..you can’t beat that combination.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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PurpLev

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#5 posted 1519 days ago

looks great. I really like the look of maple that way for the top.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Dan Hux

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#6 posted 1519 days ago

Looks great,,i’d be scared to use it..might scratch it up, knock of the finish..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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Bob A in NJ

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#7 posted 1519 days ago

Wow, very nice indeed. Looks great and super functional. You could double storage capacity on the cubbies by laying another shelf above the tools.

Great use of shleves and storage for sandpaper. Great design.

-- Bob A in NJ

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ianlee74

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#8 posted 1519 days ago

What woodworker with a conscience would even consider swinging a hammer near that beauty! I would put that in my kitchen. Wife might not agree…

-- Ian, Tennessee

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levan

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#9 posted 1518 days ago

now that is one awesome bench

-- Lynn "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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Pacdad

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#10 posted 1516 days ago

Super bench!!! I would be afraid to use it also, could not bear to scratch that finish.

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Dalehurst

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#11 posted 1516 days ago

Thank You for your nice comments. Its very appreciated

Well I started a corner hutch for someone and have put the first scratch on the bench today!!!!

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MagDaddy2

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#12 posted 1444 days ago

Looks to good to use for shop work. You need to move that into the house, put a conforter or mattress on it. I don’t know, maybe have a wide screen pop out of it… :0)

-- -- Only God can Create it. We are blessed to see it, live it, and enjoy its beauty.

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