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Project by SinclareRose posted 09-17-2012 11:56 PM 2046 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished my first project a few weeks ago. It’s a simple workbench – heavy as all get out – but it works for me. The top is made of, what was, unfinished oak flooring. It’s obviously finished now. I got the idea of using flooring from a man on here who used bamboo flooring for the top of his and it looked great. I’d love to give props, but I can’t remember his name – Thank you if you see this!!

Sinclare Rose.

Udate: I found the man’s project that inspired my workbench top – here it is: – Thanks richgreer!!

-- "Potatoes! Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew!"

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#1 posted 09-18-2012 12:22 AM

Nice bench, Sinclare. The flooring is a good idea. That bench should last you awhile. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 09-18-2012 01:17 AM

great bench,one of the most valuable tools in the shop.welcome to lumberjocks,enjoy.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 09-18-2012 01:33 AM

Great! Heavy is good. I never thought of using flooring for benchtops, that’s great.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#4 posted 09-18-2012 01:37 AM

welcome to lumberjocks,this is the best there is.the work bench is the tool to start with.keep us posted on your progess. thank you

-- dean2336,nebr.

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#5 posted 09-18-2012 02:18 AM

great looking bench, I’m sure you will get many years of use and enjoyment from it. Welcome to LJs.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 09-18-2012 04:33 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. that bench looks like it will serve you for many years to come.
Those workbenches seem to evolve with time by adding this or that like vises and such, I just added a set of drawers to my 1988 workbench.
Thanks for the post.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#7 posted 09-19-2012 10:46 AM

Thanks so much for all of the great comments! I think I noticed my head get a little bigger. ;)

-- "Potatoes! Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew!"

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#8 posted 09-19-2012 11:14 AM

Sinclare, that’s a nice looking bench and you will get many years of service from it in your shop. I hope that your new career works out well and don’t worry, you will fit right in on Lumberjocks. Welcome aboard.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 09-19-2012 12:24 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks Sinclare!
Now that’s a great first project, one stout workbench
to make things on, congratulations Sinclare.

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#10 posted 09-20-2012 01:16 PM

Nice idea on the top.

-- -Sam - Tampa, FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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#11 posted 09-22-2012 12:12 AM

Nice job!!! Have fun!

-- "Have you ever heard the phrase, 'Give a boy a video game and he'll play all day - teach a boy a video game and he'll play for life?' Me neither - take him fishin!" - Bill Dance

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#12 posted 09-23-2012 01:47 PM

This is a first step you need for your shop for sure. Very nicely done

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#13 posted 10-20-2012 03:08 AM

Hi Rose and welcome to the site! I’m new here and not much of a wood worker yet myself (I spent the last 15 years shaping steel tho) and as it happens, a simple work bench is something I built too. You can see it on “My Projects” should you be interested.

I too have heard (long before coming to this site) that wood flooring material makes for good building material, can you get it cheap.

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#14 posted 10-21-2013 10:57 PM

Sinclare, That is a work bench to be proud of. Very strong and sturdy and the bottom shelf also looks strong. All round a great asset to your workshop.

PS: I agree with you about potatoes, any way we cook them they are always great food.


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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