|Project by TJ Russell||posted 07-14-2012 02:49 PM||2336 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
1st real project; I bought a RCBS press and needed a bench. It is all pine or fir from the big box store. Very interesting to build. I have way more experience with metal and welding, working with wood can be very frustrating.
It is 42 in tall by 74 in long and 20 in deep with 3 shelves that I will probably make drawers for down the line. I finished the top with teak oil and spray bombed the rest with flat forest green and black.
There are a couple screws holding some the top on and a lot of glue. For the most part it is made with really simple lap joints, I made a 3×3 post from 2×4 and just left notches for the lap joints. Some of my gaps wound up being pretty big but I also did not use the straightest wood to begin with. Top was made from 2×4 cut down to 1.5 inch square by 12 inch or 8 inch with four 20 inch pieces on the ends and middle. It was all glued together and I sanded the top pretty flat.
All in all fun to build and pretty solid. Every thing was pretty much cut off the top of my head, I can visualize projects really well just can’t put my ideas to paper yet.
Pics were taken with a cell phone so they probably are not the best quality