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Finally here is a few pics of the free workbench that I got from my neihbor
-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI
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#1 posted 08-11-2008 05:47 AM
did they build it ? did you build it ? What size is it ? did it come with shelves , or a floor , or a back ? are you going to paint it or stain it or just leave it natural ? Usually when we post projects here , they are something that we have made ourselves and we tell the story behind the project or what it is made from , etc..
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#2 posted 08-11-2008 01:39 PM
yes he made it out of plywood and 2×4 I am going to leave it natural it stands about 30 inches high and is about 30 inches wide
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#3 posted 08-11-2008 02:37 PM
hey, for free, how can you beat that? It looks solidly made. My neighbors never throw away anything as useful as this.
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#4 posted 08-11-2008 02:53 PM
Can’t beat the price!
I would trim around the perimeter of the top with 1×2. That would take it to a completely different level looks-wise.
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#5 posted 08-11-2008 05:59 PM
thank you for the dimensions and your plan to keep it natural . will you be inclosing the back side or do you have other plans to add to this nice bench ?
#6 posted 08-11-2008 06:03 PM
I might do what Charlie suggested and I plan on enclosing the back ad possibly adding some drawers.
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#7 posted 08-11-2008 06:10 PM
I like the way the grain was allowed to flow uninterrupted across the front of the base, where the door is. I’m also guessing due to it’s brand new appearance, was it was custom designed and built just for you?
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#8 posted 08-11-2008 07:04 PM
No my neihbor made it to hold a fish tank
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#9 posted 08-11-2008 07:06 PM
Nice neighbor your have. Glad for you that the fish tank thing didn’t work out.
If you want to beef it up a little, you could add another layer of plywood to the work surface. Another thing I’ve done with my utility work benches is screw a layer of Masonite on the work surface. When the surface gets beat up, nicked, etc. it’s easy to replace and get a brand new surface
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#10 posted 08-11-2008 10:52 PM
Sounds good to me!
Thanks for the post
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