|Project by SouthHollow||posted 01-15-2013 06:16 PM||2627 views||4 times favorited||10 comments|
My shop is starting to really take shape. I ripped out an old and rickety mess (Picture 5) and built a 12 foot long beast of a bench. Took every clamp I own to keep the boards straight while assembling it. There’s a great walk-through of this style of bench by Cory Lueninghoener. (It was also great to put my new miter station to work, it really saved a massive amount of time cutting the supports.)
From that plan, I expanded it to 12 feet instead of 8, and did the supports 18” on center to make the top that much more stable. (Special thanks to my friend with the trailer who made it possible to buy 12’ 2×4s, and he and another friend who came over to help mount this beast to the wall, that was definitely not a one person job.)
I was even able to save on lumber by reclaiming boards for every other support piece. (Picture 6) There’s a lot of junk in that pile, but I hate to throw anything away. It’s always useful for something. Right?
-- Alex, Los Angeles