49 Inch Tall Workbench

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Project by DaleMaley posted 12-10-2013 11:07 AM 2215 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About 30 years ago, I came up with a bolted construction workbench design. I wanted it to be somewhat portable so I could move it house-to-house as I moved. The top is 23” by 96, so I could rip a sheet of 1/2” plywood long ways to make the top. I have moved this workbench from Illinois to South Carolina, then to Georgia, then back to Illinois.

My son asked me to modify my design for a workbench for his house. He wanted to store his pickup truck toolbox under the workbench, and he wanted it 49” tall versus my 37.5” high work table height.

I built the bench, then threw in a 6 inch vise and 6 inch grinder as a Christmas present.

To see the trials and tribulations of building this workbench, see my web site.

-- Dale, Illinois,

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#1 posted 12-10-2013 03:58 PM

wow that is very tall! i thought my 35” benches were up there..nice!

-- "the hard jobs will take a while..the impossible will take a bit longer"

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#2 posted 12-11-2013 01:38 AM

great bench,i’m sure your son will love it.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 12-13-2013 04:39 AM

Really nice job. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#4 posted 12-13-2013 05:06 AM

39” isn’t a bench, it’s a shelf!


Nice job!

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