Workbench, from reclaimed wood

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Project by bandit571 posted 347 days ago 1165 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found a couple 2×10s from an old waterbed frame, a 2×4 and an old door’s side in a dumpster area. Had some other scraps laying around. Legs were ripped from one of the 2×10s and are 32” long x 4” wide. Stretchers connect the legs at the bottom. Tool well came from an old foot board, and is a 3/4” piece of plywood. Feet are pieces left over from the door, after using most of it for the front apron. End aprons and the back one are 2×4. Stands about 34” tall counting the feet. About 51” long, and almost 15” wide. No real plans, just the parts seemed to go together this way. About an afternoon to build. Even got the top flat, with a handplane, no less.

Saving me pennies for a vise from Lowes….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 347 days ago

Good work so far but keep your pennies and use a vice like this one. You can make it from the left over two by ten pieces. If you’ve got any left after that how about a couple of these?
If you’ve got the scraps around they’re free.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#2 posted 347 days ago

That’s gonna work,,,nice,,

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#3 posted 344 days ago

Great recycle, very resourceful. I’m sure it can handle the tough work in the shop. Great job!

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