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Blog entry by swdst posted 01-08-2018 12:56 AM 549 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I have had the 6’ long 7/4 thick table tops stacked in my shop for a couple years, they were part of the payment for the beer taps I did for a local brewery. I finally decided to build a real woodworking bench and had planned on ripping these table tops down the glue joints, turning them on edge, and gluing them together to make a nice 3” thick laminated top. My issue now is, what was thought to be oak, has turned out indeed to be mahogany. I have nothing in these tables, nor a market outside of Craigslist to sell them. Do I continue on with my plan and have a mahogany bench top, or do I find a more utilitarian wood to use. I almost hate to turn them on edge and hide their beauty, but also don’t want the movement issues from a flat sawn top. I would like some outside opinions on this issue that has been causing me some mental strife. Thanks in advance.



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#1 posted 01-08-2018 12:57 AM

Note, I have two of these tables in these dimensions

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#2 posted 01-08-2018 01:07 AM

I’d use it for a bench if there is enough. Paired with maple legs would look awesome.

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#3 posted 01-08-2018 01:10 AM

I have enough between the two tops to make a bench 28 inches wide if I flip the ripped pieces up on edge

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#4 posted 01-08-2018 01:42 AM

make the bench it will look great

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#5 posted 01-08-2018 04:00 PM

If they have been in your shop for a couple of years and you have not had another project in mind for them I would definitely build one classy looking workbench. You will be glad you did.

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