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Workbench Construction #2: Building the benchtops

982 days ago by Richard B | 4 comments »

In this post today I wanted to go over the materials and methods I used for constructing my benchtops for the new workbench.Each benchtop is an identical lamination of 4 layers. In my original design, the top was 3 layers thick (each about 3/4 inch thick). However once I completed that part of it I realized that the bench wasn’t going to be heavy enough. The material I was using at that point was all aspen and pine, with red oak trim. I noticed that the density of SYP (southern yellow pine) was considerably greater than the white pine I had been using, so I bought a board at home depot to add a fourth layer (underneath the other layers, and obscured by the oak trim. Fortunately, the...

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