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Forum topic by woodnewbee posted 10-02-2011 04:31 AM 1300 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-02-2011 04:31 AM

Topic tags/keywords: benches new shop question

I have acquired the fire doors from a hospital renovation. they are between 36 and 44 inches wide and 2 inches thick with the formica type finish on all sides. large ones weigh about 200 pounds. i have vision of using them for bench tops. any thoughts or ideas?
I am putting together a shop from 14 by 28 building I purchased at auction and moved into my back yard. This is so far a 3 year project, hopefully this year is concrete floor.

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#1 posted 10-02-2011 04:35 AM

All my workbenches are solid wood doors from a building fire that were still in good shape. They make a good hard solid top. I let them over hang a couple inches so I can clamp to the and left them 32” deep for a larger bench

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#2 posted 10-02-2011 04:41 AM

I covered my workbench with Formica and really like the fact that glue, stain, etc doesn’t stick. These sound like great tops (especially for assembly table).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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