|Project by Rydell||posted 05-04-2011 01:11 AM||6747 views||20 times favorited||18 comments|
This is my first big project, aside from your typical Wood Whisperer end grain cutting board. I started it about 5 years ago when I first got into woodworking. It went on hiatus until a couple months ago because I got frustrated with my low quality tools. Now, I’ve got a garage full of decent tools and this is the first project to be churned out.
The top is 3 layers of 3/4 MDF with red oak aprons all around it. The joinery is all pretty simple and the workbench is designed to be able to be taken apart. The top comes off easily. The rest is held together by the bench bolt/barrel nut combos on each of the legs. Everything else, with the exception of the bottom shelf, is made out of 8/4 red oak. Boy is this thing heavy! I’ve got it outfitted with a Jorgensen quick-release woodworker’s vise and a Veritas twin screw vice on the other end.
It’s all finished with a few coats of boiled linseed oil with van dyke brown linseed oil-based paint mixed in to add a darker tone.
Plans originally came from ShopNotes No. 65. I got the plans here:
Any comments, constructive or otherwise, are welcome! Overall, I’m pretty happy with it, though there were plenty of “Oops!” moments and I definitely learned a lot making it!