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Project by dhg posted 2315 days ago 2216 views 9 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m fortunate to work on site most of the time toward the end of new house construction and am able to scavange quite a bit of unreturnable material. I install custom stair cases and railings. On one job I was asked to stick around and help a trimmer friend install beams in the main living room of the house and they were made out of sugarpine by the owners request. Well after the beams were done, there was so much material left over that the timmer said we have to get rid of this before the homeowner sees it, so I ended up with a truck load of rough cut re-sawd 8/4 sugarpine.
Needing a new workbench and looking at the pile of pine i just got, hmmmm, looks like a workbench in that pile. After looking at quite a few workbench plans, this is what came up with. The base is 38” x 60” with a top that is 48” x 75”.
At one point I had too much time on my hands hence the 5 piece raised panel drawer fronts and duet panel cabinet doors.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh ----------www.genesiswoodworks.com----------





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GaryK

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#1 posted 2315 days ago

Great looking bench. Those drawer faces are fantastic.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 2315 days ago

Lucky dog! Nice work.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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brunob

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#3 posted 2315 days ago

Wow. What a find. Great bench.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 2315 days ago

Now this is a workbench. And the price was right on the material. Very nice. I am envious. I have always made my shop furniture in a utilitarian style. But I am beginning to appreciate seeing posts like this whereby it resembles furniture. This serves as an advertisement of your skill as a woodworker. You did well here.

Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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BANick

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#5 posted 2315 days ago

Nice storage. I have a bench very similar to this one but no storage underneath. I’ll keep this in mind when I find the time for it. Raised panel drawer fronts, definitely overkill for my garage shop but you just can’t beat the look of it !

-- Nick, Fremont, CA.

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dhg

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#6 posted 2315 days ago

Like I said above, I had too much time on my hands and said to myself, lets play,(lol) also I never had the oportunity to make a duet door before so that was kind of practice.

I figured if i’m going to take the time to make a bench it might as well look nice. just because it’s a basement wood shop doesn’t mean it can’t look good. As a plus it’s advertisement.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh ----------www.genesiswoodworks.com----------

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rikkor

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#7 posted 2315 days ago

Niiice! Good price on the materials, too.

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Dano

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#8 posted 2315 days ago

Sweet Deal! Great work too. Some folks have a good benefit plan a t work….

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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Thos. Angle

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#9 posted 2315 days ago

A great bench and a good size as well.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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ND2ELK

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#10 posted 2315 days ago

Here we go again with being in the right place at the right time. Good for you! It sure made one nice work bench. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Kevin Violette

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#11 posted 2314 days ago

You lucky dog! That did make a nice looking bench…...and for free!

-- Kevin -- (http://www.furniturebykevin.com)

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Napaman

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#12 posted 2314 days ago

beautiful!!! and free wood on top of all that!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Wolverine

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#13 posted 2311 days ago

I really like storage under the bench!!!Very Good and beautiful!

-- Arena, from São Paulo, Brazil

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#14 posted 1604 days ago

I really like the drawers and doors on this bench…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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dhg

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#15 posted 1604 days ago

Thanks W4, They were an experiment, I had never done a duet panel door before.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh ----------www.genesiswoodworks.com----------

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