|Project by woodzy||posted 01-26-2011 09:05 AM||3675 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
I was basically working on a piece of 3/4” plywood clamped to 2 steel saw horses. The good ole’ floor and an old 36” x 36” baking table. Which i cant complain about its a really useful small bench that i added some locking wheels to.
So i decided that if I was going to make anything worth a lick i would need a good workbench.
I did as much hand work as i could during the construction of the bench.
I have intentions on adding a chest of drawers, an hardwood top, and a proper vise or 2. All which would add much needed weight
I am relatively new to the whole process of completing a wood project and this being my first large project i was shocked at what a few coats of stain will bring out of a piece.
I know this is a duh moment for most of you but i was amazed.
I also learned an important lessons regarding properly preparing wood for a finish. There are many unsightly visible glue spots and drips which i should have taken care of better.
I used a top that was given to me by a friend. I don’t know what it is exactly but it weighs 125 lbs. and is very chip/ding an dent resistant. it is around 58” long and has virtually no sag or dip in the middle which is currently unsupported.