|Project by FreshSawDust||posted 01-09-2012 07:06 PM||2653 views||9 times favorited||10 comments|
First off this is my first post here, I have been looking and reading blogs here for a while so this is me saying thank you for the great content and good ideas. With this design I tried to combine a traditional woodworking bench with an assembly table as my limited space won’t allow for both. I made this almost entirely out of recycled materials and stuff from the scrap pile. The front of the top is 3” thick and made from red oak that I got from a farmer that had a barn redone, it has nail holes and some termite damage. The back of the top is from a piece of office furniture that is 1”particle board covered in some stylish blue formica over a piece of 3/4 luan. Since the back piece of the top was about 10” shorter than what I wanted I made a sacrificial section for drilling. The base is my old worktable reincarnated and is put together with glue and lots of screws. Other features include a split in the top just wide enough for my quick clamps, a leg vise (lee valley screw) and electrical outlets. I still need to drill holes in the apron on the back for added clamping area. This bench may not be pretty in the traditional sense but it fits the bill for me and is a welcome addition.
-- TJ - Perryville, Missouri