My first workbench

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Project by Kenny Blackburn posted 07-01-2011 12:45 AM 1716 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first workbench which came out way better than I would have ever expected! (thanks to my good woodworking buddy Andy). We made the top out of douglas fir 2×6’s cut in 1 3/4” strips and laminated together. It measures 28” deep by almost 8’ long and about 39” tall. The drawers are made out of some reclaimed pine 1×4 that I glued up to make them extra deep. The drawers were made with box joints & dry erase board for the bottom. I think learning to make the drawers was the funnest part of the whole project. Andy trimmed the top & shelves out of some extra cherry wood he had. The shelves are made out of some extra cedar pickets that I had left from my fence I just put up. Finally the legs are out of some oak 4×4 that I salvaged from work. All together I think I probably have maybe $45 in the whole thing which is even more awesome!

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#1 posted 07-01-2011 10:41 AM

Great work bench you have made for only 45 bucks. Should serve you well no doubt. I see you made the cabinet from the Woodsmith Shop show. How you liking that? I’m going to make one with the tray holders on the bottom as well.

You going to put a vise on your bench?

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 07-01-2011 08:53 PM

Thanks. I like the cabinet too. I am not finished with it yet. I have to put the tray holder on the bottom & then I will get it posted on here. Yes eventually I will put a vise on the bench.

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