|Project by Douger||posted 10-12-2011 06:27 PM||2039 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
The other day I realized that when I’ve got my shop-made bench-top router table set up on the bench, I tend to use it a lot as a raised workbench, for working on small parts or other close-up handwork. So I decided to cut up some reclaimed 2×8 pine I had and make a benchtop bench for that purpose instead. (I’ve seen several projects like this in magazines and such.)
The 2×8 board came from a local print shop where my son-in-law worked, and it had been used as shelving for storing ink containers; it was pretty stained, so I cleaned it up with a few passes through my planer. The glued-up top is about 14”x15” and about 1-3/8” thick. I didn’t really work from a plan for this project—I just sort of made it up as I went along.
The leg frames are joined with bridle joints, pinned with dowels. I tried to show these joints in a couple of the photos. The top and aprons are joined to the legs with dowels.
Not exactly a “fine woodworking” project, but one that has been very useful to me, and it was fun to make, as well.
-- Doug, Kansas, http://newwoodshop.wordpress.com