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Forum topic by JShane posted 02-15-2010 08:06 PM 3089 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-15-2010 08:06 PM

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I am starting to design a work bench and am trying to choose material. I live in Colorado and there are several saw mills in the area. I would like to use hard maple but the budget and lack of hard woods are making me think of using aspen. Does anyone know if aspen would be a suitable material for a bench?

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#1 posted 02-15-2010 08:15 PM

It seems to me I’ve tried to use Aspen for a couple of things and it is just to soft. I don’t know how true that would be for your workbench, but I would use pine before I chose Aspen, at least in areas I will be using a lot. Just my opinion, though.

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#2 posted 02-15-2010 08:33 PM

i agree with Dennis. I wouldn’t mind using Aspen for the legs and rails, but I prefer something very hard for the top. I posted my workbench on the projects page today. Good luck.

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#3 posted 02-16-2010 12:50 PM

I have worked with Aspen and I would not use it. It is to soft. I would look into using MDF if you are on a budget.

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#4 posted 02-16-2010 06:18 PM

Thanks guys! good info.

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