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Posted on General Roubo style workbench questions before pulling trigger on build

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#1 posted 06-30-2016 12:46 AM

OK… so mixture of species is not a concern. CHECK!
Being my first ever work bench, I’ll probably go the Benchcraft roubo plan route, giving me experience and comfort to edit/add/remove portions in my next bench when it comes time.
John… I scouted Lowes & Home Depot last week and both had green 2×12. So I scooted over to my hardwood supplier (Mastercraft Hardwood Lumber). They only have #2 construction grade douglas fir but kiln-dried for…um… $1.50 or $1.70 per linear foot (not board foot, but linear). Which I assume means a 2”x12”x12’ piece would be in the $20-$22 range… while the same non-kiln dried green piece would be $16 at HD.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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