|Project by wookie||posted 01-31-2011 01:18 AM||2985 views||11 times favorited||19 comments|
Well I finally got some time and build a new workbench/assembly table. I was inspired by Carlos Calderon’s video on YouTube. Thank you, Carlos. It is made from 2×4s and the top is a solid wood core door with birch veneer.
Got that idea on Jocks. I’ll have to say that it is heavy, solid, and square. I am happy about going that route.
Applied a couple coats of Minwax Polycrylic. First time using the product, it went on easy and dries quickly eventhis lovely cold spell we are having here in central IL. I know over time the top will get bunged so I can always overlay some hardboard or something. The bench took about 6 hours or so to construct but the drawers, that’s another story! Everything came to a grinding stop. I first tried to make the case out of 3/4’’ plywood from Menards. Besides the fact it was bowed, I sized the case wrong(UGH!). Well anyhow, making along story short,
I tore it down and made another out of 3/4 MDF. It is a perfect 3/4’’ thick to make my math calculations easier.
Math is not my strong suit
Drawers are made from 1/2’’ birch ply and 100# full extension glides. Added front vise, that is going to be handy. The project is a little rude and crude but that’s to be expected considering the source, me! I learned a lot and want to build some more shop furniture for experience then bring it into the house. Thanks for takin’ a look, Jack.
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