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Forum topic by BlacksheepWW posted 05-10-2010 05:31 AM 1431 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BlacksheepWW

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05-10-2010 05:31 AM

Looking to build a new workbench, has anyone ever used oak to build a workbench?


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#1 posted 05-10-2010 06:16 AM

I used oak to build the majority of my workbench and put an MDF top on it that was bordered with oak. I posted pics if you would like to see just check out my projects.

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#2 posted 05-10-2010 12:31 PM

Like asking, “Has anyone ever eaten soup with a spoon?”

Oak has been used for centuries, even millenniums, to build workbenches.
I’ve only used it for about half a century for my workbenches. So far, so good. :)

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#3 posted 05-10-2010 06:23 PM

Oak would make a great base, but personally, I would not use it for the top because of the open grain.
Over time it would tend to splinter a lot more than a closed grain wood like Maple or Beech

MDF makes a good replacable top that is cheap.

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