|Project by RoadHogg||posted 04-13-2014 05:23 PM||2505 views||17 times favorited||17 comments|
I’ve worked with wood and been interested in woodworking since I was a child…some 40 years. Until now, I’ve never had the three things I needed to really explore that passion…time, space, money. To start off, I need a place to work so I built a simple workbench. I found these plans in Woodsmith magazine. The construction is simple, inexpensive and sturdy…just what I need.
The top is four layers of 3/4” MDF with a replaceable 1/4” hardboard top and 1-1/2” Douglas Fir edging. The frame construction is Douglas Fir and MDF. I installed a Jorgensen vice and Rockler retractable casters. The bench is unbelievably heavy. I estimate 500 lbs, which is more than the rating on the wheels so it doesn’t get moved around much.
-- "The difference between school and real life is that in real life the tests come first, and then the lessons" -- Robert Lang, Editor Popular Woodworking