Sons first workbench

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Project by adamwells posted 02-02-2013 09:18 AM 1216 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I made this workbench for my 3 year old son’s x-mas present last year, and he loved it. Yes i know its not a roubo, but he’s not going to get one before me! it is framed with 2×4’s and 4×4’s. I used 3/4” MDF for the top that has been laminated with a sheet of hardboard over it. the remainder of the shell is 1/2” MDF with a peg board back that has been trimmed out sugar pine. I painted it with a oil based pain ( on a side note… never try that it took forever to dry and a lot of paint at that.) inside the doors there is a 3/4” MDF shelf. I also made him the tool box that is sitting on top of the bench in the picture. It is all 3/4” pine with a 3/4” oak dowel for the handle.

-- there is always room for improvement.

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#1 posted 02-02-2013 01:11 PM

Great looking bench, and I’m sure he’s going to be your best woodworking buddy.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 02-02-2013 04:26 PM

Great project. I’m sure your son will love it.

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#3 posted 02-02-2013 04:59 PM


That is a great little bench.

It’s good to offer woodworking as an outlet for their extra energy before they get mesmerized by the X-Box Controller.

I’m putting one together for my 4 yr. old Great-Grandson as I did for his father and his father before him.

We can never spend too much time with the youngsters. Their future and that of our Country depends on us to teach them the responsibilities of self-reliance and respect, which can not be conveyed to them by our education systems.

Children ‘Learn what they Live’. and you are headed in the right direction, sir.

Work Safely and have Fun.

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#4 posted 02-03-2013 01:13 PM

Nice bench. I think he will be a good woodworker someday with this kind of help.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 02-05-2013 09:33 PM

Thats a nice bench, the doors are. Nice feature.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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