|Project by mrg||posted 03-15-2011 01:06 AM||2788 views||5 times favorited||10 comments|
My workbench is constructed out of 2 4×4’s, 3 2×4’s, 1 4×8 sheet of 3/4” plywood. The top is 62×24 inches long. The stretchers are 2×4’s and 3/8 threaded rod. The base is 48” x 24”. The bench sits 33 1/2’s high. The top is two pieces of plywood laminated and screwed together from the bottom. The top and shelf are attached using s-clip table top fasteners. The steel rods add rigidity to the base. The top hangs 4 inches on one end and 10 inches on the other.
The top is sprayed with 3 coats of poly-acrylic, sanded between coats and the remainder of the bench was left natural. I may coat the top with acrylic epoxy in the future, we will see how the top holds up. I still need to add a vise on the 10 inch over hung end and maybe dog holes.
The plans were from Fine Wood Working. I built this in two weekends with a couple of minor setbacks. Having to re-drill the holes in the 4×4 legs because I didn’t drill the straight so I made them 5/8’s and everything lined up.
All in all it was a fun build and is going to help with my shop setup.