|Project by dshute||posted 01-28-2011 04:05 AM||2946 views||14 times favorited||29 comments|
This has been something I have been planning for a while. My old bench had served it’s usefull life and was far from what I needed to not only build on and had no concealed storage. I designed this with lots of drawers and a door with pullouts for larger things. Base is walnut with hickory as the secondary wood for internal framework. Drawer boxes are tulip poplar resawn and surfaced to 1/2” and the top was made from 8/4 hard maple. The walnut was purchased because a guy really wanted the cash and basically took 30 cents on the dollar, got lucky there. The maple was not cheap, $500 for the material in the top alone. All in all I have about $1500 invested including hardware. Slides are Accuride 3832 full extension.
The top was a real experience to make, I glued it in quarters, jointed and surfaced. Then I glued quarters into halves and surfaced again. The last glue up was putting the two halves together so I had only one joint to work by hand because it was too wide for my planer. It came out extremely close so you could say I lucked out big time and used my orbital sander to prep it for oil. Finish on base and top is Waterlox Original sealer finsh.
-- dshute, Warsaw, New York