|Project by vakman||posted 03-26-2012 04:24 PM||1856 views||2 times favorited||1 comment|
This has been on my to do list for a while, after some awkward crosscutting at the workbench.
The top for this is a 1-1/8” x 5-3/4” x 24” piece of the same wood that my workbench surface is made from…some form of pine, sent from England eighty or so years ago. The legs are cheapo 2×3’s with 1/4 select pine bracing.
After realizing that I was a little short on material, I had to use some improvised joinery to create on of the legs from two cutoff pieces.
No trestle/stretcher as I want to be able to store stuff between the legs, and it feels sturdy enough as is.
Height is a hair under 20”, lower than recommended for a 6’-2” person I guess, but it felt about right when I was testing different heights so I’ll go with it. This is a pretty comfortable sitting height as it turns out.
Took one afternoon to make using hand tools only. I highly recommend spending an afternoon making one of these, extremely handy to have around.
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