|Project by larryw||posted 03-09-2011 05:37 AM||5274 views||14 times favorited||14 comments|
I designed and built this workbench to be disassembled for moving. Having a small work-space at the present time, I wanted an easy way to relocate it when I get a larger space to work in. Strictly speaking this bench is not the “classic” woodworkers bench, eventhough there is a front- mounted vise. There is no large end-mounted vise and no dog holes. It will eventually become just an assembly table, because I intend to build a fully appointed, solid hardwood woodworkers bench, but for now it works just fine for me. I built it from #1 grade yellow pine lumber for the core of the legs and the stretchers,and cased it in poplar.It’s bolted together with large carrage bolts,and slot-head machine screws. The machine screws thread into flush mounted “T” nuts in the leg assemblies, and attach the stretchers to the legs. The top is just three thicknesses of 3/4’’ yellow pine construction grade plywood laminated together and 1/4’’ birch plywood laminated to the top and bottom, with 3/4” poplar for the edging. The Lag bolts you see on the underside of the top do not need to be removed for disassembly of the bench, they can remain attached , as these simply hold the cross members in place, although it would make removing the top off of the leg assemblies a little easier, as this would reduce the weight a little.It’s surprisingly sturdy. The dimensions are 34”x60”x36 1/2” high.
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