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#1 posted 11-04-2011 09:33 PM

Okay – Here’s my bench. The carcass is a cabinet we used to have in my wife’s flower shop. On the back side are several very handy drawers and storage spaces.

I put down 2 sheets of MDF on top and then topped them with bamboo flooring. I ran 8/4 oak around the perimeter and installed a quick release vice on one end.

The bamboo is very rugged and it has held up well.

IMO, you can never have too much storage space and often the space under the workbench is under utilized.

The carcass was almost too heavy for two men to carry, but two of us got it in place. Then I put on the MDF, bamboo and oak. It has not been moved since all that was added and I pity the people who may have to move it some day (long after I am gone).

If you look close you will see 2 Kreg clamp hold down plates. You will also see the clamps at the end of the table. Those things are very handy. I use them a lot.

Since the carcass used to be in my wife’s flower shop, I may have the only workbench in the country with a built in ribbon dispenser.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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