Work Bench

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Project by Lance posted 06-27-2011 05:06 AM 73199 views 26 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a work bench that I designed from a couple different ideas i found online. The bench is made from white pine 2×4’s – 2×6’s – 2×8’s and I stripped the 2×4’s down to 2×3’s and cut dadoes in them to make it stronger. There are over 60 dadoes through out this bench. The shelves are full extension and can hold up to 100 lbs.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#1 posted 06-27-2011 05:23 AM

Your bench looks really good. I am sure you will get alot of enjoyment out of it.

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#2 posted 06-27-2011 05:34 AM

Interesting design. I like the amble storage area and slide out shelves.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow --

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#3 posted 06-27-2011 02:17 PM

Slide out draws with plenty of room to work on. Very nice design.Thanks for posting.

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#4 posted 06-27-2011 04:52 PM

Great looking, and well built bench.

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#5 posted 06-27-2011 11:21 PM

Great looking bench! You will get hours of enjoyment working on it. I like the tenon design and you will like the full sliding shelves. Thanks for sharing.

-- Tom in Spring Branch

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#6 posted 06-28-2011 03:53 PM

Very Nice Bench, Your design is great using methods to add the extra strength, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#7 posted 06-28-2011 10:49 PM

Great bench Lance, checked out your vidoe on youtube aswell, you’ve got a great space to work with. I’m just starting out aswell, I bought an old bench so it’s my starting point, my main aim is to build items to help in the workshop & to build up the tools required (this will take a while!!) so I started with a charging station and a very basic cross cut sled. My projects are few and far between but hope to spend more time on this as I progress. All the best with everything.

-- Michael, N.Ireland

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#8 posted 07-07-2011 05:38 AM

I just installed those same drawer slides—I think it was from Lowes. They are a really nice set—very strong and allow the drawer to be pulled out 100 percent.

Nice work.

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#9 posted 08-03-2011 05:39 AM

Very nice Lance. One of the many projects I have to do. I currentlyl have a simple bench as shown in my “workshop” secton of LJ. I built that when I had no interest in wood working. Now that I have the bug, I’ll be changing it… someday.

-- Harold

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#10 posted 02-17-2015 08:53 PM

Nice bench with great ideas incorporated.
I might have made one of the drawers a bit deeper and maybe a couple of compartments for say, a glue bottle or a palm sander, brad nailer, things that you might use more often on that bench.
Nice work and thanks for sharing

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#11 posted 12-20-2015 07:53 PM

I like the design. Do you have a followup pic to show how you put the 2 pull-out shelves and bottom shelf to use?

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#12 posted 03-07-2017 12:00 AM

Do you have any rough plans for this? Measurements? I’m looking to build something like this for my wife’s display setup for her craft shows. I want to use the back for storage and top for display…

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