|Forum topic by A10GAC||posted 797 days ago||1005 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
797 days ago
I’ve been looking at a lot of workbench designs over the past couple of days; quite a few of the smaller ones use a multilayer MDF glue up for the top. Most pre drill a truckload of holes, spread the glue, and then drive screws through the layers of MDF to act as clamps.
This is where my question comes up…no one ever mentions what happens to the screws after the glue dries. Are they still needed for structural support? Is there any reason why you couldn’t remove the screws giving yourself a metal free workbench top?
Murphy’s law being what it is; (i.e. it usually applies full force in my shop) I can picture myself drilling dog holes and hitting screws left & right.
-- Men have become the tools of their tools. - Henry David Thoreau