|Project by SWODADDY||posted 05-02-2008 03:09 AM||1053 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
Hello all. I finally went out and got my wood shop material and started. It is amazing how much time goes by when you dont know what you’re doing. This workbench is my first project (well technically my second, but since my first became firewood we wont talk about that). I actually drew this plan myself and built it without shelves at first and then decided to add them afterwards. Learned some lessons on that like dont make the carcass EXACTLY the same size as the opening (no wiggle room). So I had to do some quick trimming and lowering of the support frames below. Anyways, it is mostly 2 X 4’s for the framing and 2 MDF boards glued together and hard wood trim. 3/4 plywood below the table with 1/4” ply acting as a guide in the dado’s and bottom of shelves. Just a few coats of shallac for a seal. So far it works great. I have a lot of storage and it is the same height as the table saw and router table. Nothing like some of the ones I have seen here, but off to a good start for me.
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