|Project by Mark Shultz||posted 06-14-2012 06:52 PM||6604 views||11 times favorited||18 comments|
This is my attempt at a workbench, my first real one. Real from a non-Rubio non-Schwartz perspective anyway.
I needed a basic design since I was building it on my shop/basement floor. Its of Shop Notes origin but modified.
- the legs are pine 2×4s glued up.
- 39” high, as i am taller than most
- the front stringers are attached via glue and lag bolts. Mortising in my then tool-less work space didn’t excite me.
- the end stringers are actually birch ply glued and screwed to the back of the 2×4s. the Notes design called for MDF all the way to the floor, but by using nice ply and shortening it a bit, I’ve created a design I call the “ghetto panel”.
- the top is a 36” x 80” solid core door, with a layer of MDF and Ply beneath for weight and rigidity. There is a surprising amount of flex in a solid core door. I added a layer of hardwood around the edge.
36” is wider than normal, but i didn’t realize that until after I came into possession of the door.
Have yet to put in a vice and dogs, but at least now i have a level surface to put things.