|Project by steopa||posted 11-03-2010 09:39 PM||5108 views||5 times favorited||14 comments|
I read about this bench in FineWoodworking back in 2006 and have wanted to make it ever since. Having tried to build a couple of things on my rickety 2×4s with plywood on the top, I finally tackled it last week. It was a lot of fun to build, is about a thousand times more sturdy than my old setup and is now the same height as my table saw.
The plans called for 2 sheets of plywood, but if you read more closely you’ll see you need an additional 1/2 sheet for shelving. So, if you look closely you’ll see the bottom shelf is a scrap wood I took back from my son who had stolen it to build his bike jump (and then left abandoned in the orchard – which is why there is a tractor tire print across it.) So when I look at it, I laugh thinking about the abandoned bike jump. And it is a good reminder to make sure you get your parts list right!
Thanks to everyone at lumberjocks for getting me inspired to get into woodworking. Time to start thinking about what projects I can make on it…
If you are curious, the FineWoodworking article can be found here.