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Project by oldguy2 posted 05-14-2018 12:07 AM 1305 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was looking at changing my main workbench to a larger bench with space and storage and clamping. This was made from one sheet of OSB about $20 and a 2×3x8 foot for spacers. I put a lot out on the main picture to show that it could take a lot of objects in a project being worked on and the storage tool drop. So here are some numbers I used….the length is 4 feet and the full width bottom is 34 inch. Each side is 4 ft by 14 inch a double layer of OSB and the tool space is 6 inch. Each side is held up by 4—13 inch 2×3 spaced about 13 inches apart. I allowed about an 1.5 inch overhang of the top on the ends and the front edge of each side. I held it together with screws The clamps show how boards can be clamped at any edge as stops and even a bench hook can be used. I wanted to use a lower grade material for the abuse and not have to care about the screws going in or saw cuts or drill holes. I may mount it further out on the base and add legs on the corners but I like the larger space and had I used 2×4 spacers my drill could fit inside the open area for tools. all in all the build took about 2 hours and 6 or 7 rip cuts of the material. Hope it gives you some ideas for a building bench.





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swirt

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#1 posted 05-14-2018 01:14 AM

Clever design. Seems quite flexible for lots of needs.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 05-14-2018 02:58 AM

Affordable-

fits your needs-

Good Project!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 05-14-2018 07:02 PM

You did a nice job on this bench.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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