21st Century Workbenches Project #3: Still waiting for the wood and a other option

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Blog entry by thedude50 posted 881 days ago 1012 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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well the wood was ordered and delivered and rejected buy my wood dealer. so we wait again for the replacement wood to arrive. i know i will have to let it sit here for a while too so i am eager to get it here. I have found a source for some chestnut and thought it might make a nice accent piece on the bench but cant figure out where to put it. should i get enough to do the legs and the rest of the chassis and then do my maple top I can always use the maple but the bench will be my last one I believe unless I end up hating the design

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#1 posted 881 days ago

I just started my build on a 21st century workbench. I went with all ash. I have glued up the top sections and need to plane them down flat. I look forward to reading about your progress.I can’t wait to finish mine so I can start getting some real work done.

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#2 posted 881 days ago

Chestnut is very durable and would be a nice compliment to your Maple top, it would also get you started on the base of that bench, while waiting for the Maple.
You could face the drawers and/or doors with Maple to compliment the carcass as well.

Looking forward to the blog on your bench build if you have the time.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 881 days ago

What was wrong with the rejected wood?

Sounds like you’re getting closer…

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#4 posted 881 days ago

Sounds like a good idea. I would think it should save you some money as well.

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#5 posted 880 days ago

Dan please post a link to your blog on your build so we can do this together .

Joe the wood guy said the wood they shipped was not fas it was 4tyhs and scrap not what was agreed to so they are supposed to bring the right stuff but it seems to come on a very slow freight truck from back east. the wood took 3 weeks to get here last time I could have drove over and picked it up faster than that.

Len the bench has no doors or drawers

try to see this video you guys

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