Simple Plywood Bench

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Project by ThomasPittman posted 07-28-2013 04:22 AM 2594 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been thinking about making a “good” bench for so long, that nothing got built. So I gave in and decided to build something that was bigger, had more storage and was hopefully better than what I was using. Not a grand woodworkers bench like I have considered, but something nonetheless. I like this design just because it was quick and easy to make and was up against the wall so as to take up little room in my garage. And worst case scenario, I spent a couple days in my garage making something. I got the plans out of a “family handyman” magazine.” The plans call for a roll out assembly table that can be stored under the bench when not in use. This is the main reason I decided on this bench, although that table hasn’t been started yet. I’ll post that when I get time to build it. Thanks for reading.

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#1 posted 07-28-2013 04:26 AM

Now that I look, I should have rotated some of the pics. Sorry.

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#2 posted 07-28-2013 04:29 AM

Should come in handy. What did you use for the top?

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#3 posted 07-28-2013 04:36 AM

I just used the same maple veneer plywood. I know about damage and what not. I considered using a thin hardboard, but just figured if/when the top gets damaged I can add it then, although I’d have to re-trim the side’s, but since I just used pine, I’m not that concerned about that.

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#4 posted 07-28-2013 11:36 AM

great looking bench,should be very useful.nice work.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 07-28-2013 11:38 AM

you can always edit, remove and re-upload those photos, it will add to your post.
nice workbench

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#6 posted 07-28-2013 02:35 PM

Stellar job on the bench… can never have enough storage…...

-- " At my age, Happy Hour is a crap and a nap..."

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#7 posted 07-28-2013 02:49 PM

looks nice- the two things I noticed most were 1. the bench cookies will save your table top, and 2. I use the same Rigid sander, it works very well for the cost.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#8 posted 07-28-2013 06:11 PM

Good job. Hope you get to enjoy it.

-- Terry,Tennessee

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