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#1 posted 06-01-2012 03:01 AM

In my opinion, if you are going to spend the time to build a bench with all the fixings, why not splurge for a maple top. I understand that some people can afford to set aside that kind of money to build a bench, but if you can, why not? I have been building my workbench for over a year and have thought through every detail. Because of this I buy the best hardware and such I can because I know I would regret it 15 years from now. For all the people who say a bench isn’t fine furniture, why can’t it be? Yes it will get dinged and dented, but when you look at it, you will see the marks of all the things you have done in the past. You can build fine furniture with a cheaper bench, but a bench that inspires you can do wonders for those days where you feel unmotivated. I believe that if you put all the time and consideration into your bench, and don’t take shortcuts, you will not take shortcuts in the work you produce on that bench. A bench is more than just a work surface, but a reflection of the quality of your work.

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