|Forum topic by Kevin||posted 02-27-2008 05:11 AM||7632 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
02-27-2008 05:11 AM
As some of you have probably read, I recently found out the house I am tearing down has rough cut Ash studs in it. I am think I will use these for my workbench top.
There is also some 2” x 6” clear pine that was used for the door jambs. It seems really heavy for pine, but I am pretty sure that is what it is.
Do you think the pine would be better for the workbench base or do you think the Ash would be better?
I plan to use it for some hand tool work, but it will also get used for some portable power tool jobs as well. I want a vise on the front and the side. I haven’t fully decided on the design and am in the process of reading Chris’s Workbench book right now.
The pine will clean up at 2×6 and the Ash probably closer to 1 3/4×3 3/4.
-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas