Rock-solid plywood bench

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Project by kapanen posted 262 days ago 1088 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this bench from fine woodworking instructions. Followed what they outlined precisely. I did not make any alterations to their instructions / diagrams.

Instructions can be found on their site under benches…”rock-solid plywood bench”.

Was pretty straight forward. Took a bit of time simply because there is a lot of glueing. Other than that, there wasn’t any surprises or hick ups.

Mounting the vise was a pain, but that was expected.

I applied one coat of poly on the mdf….as a protectant / sealer.

Costs were as followed:

2 sheets of 3/4 maple ply from Home Depot…..45 each…90
1 sheet of 3/4 mdf from home depot….35
Gallon of tite bond…..20
3” deck screws…..10
Vise brand new off of craigslist….50
Popular edging….17

I plan on adding two shelves and of course some dog holes after the holidays.

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso

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#1 posted 262 days ago

Nice bench, i like it a lot. I hope the poplar edging wirks out for you but I suspect a harder wood like a maple may be a better long term choice.

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#2 posted 262 days ago

Looks like a winner ,well done.

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#3 posted 262 days ago

Nice job….looks like a handy addition to your shop.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#4 posted 262 days ago

A good solid simple bench.
Well done, now we await the fine work it will produce.

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

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