Nicholson Bench with Leftover Hardwood Flooring

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Forum topic by BerBer5985 posted 02-29-2012 08:41 PM 2703 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-29-2012 08:41 PM

I started building a Roubo which I’m almost finished with, but I have this stack of 6’ and longer 2 1/4” wide x 3/4” thick solid quartersawn white oak hardwood flooring that we pulled out of an old home that’s begging to be made into a workbench. I was planning on using for the roubo but after cutting the tongues off and and milling a few pieces, I was only working with 2” wide x 5/8” thick product. I was going to glue them end grain and make essential a butcher block top. I’m toying with the idea of building a nicholson bench with it too that will be more of a joinery bench than anything. I also have some 4×4’s left over from my roubo build. Seems like the perfect bench to build when you have a thin workbench top. I guess I could glue them up and make larger panels to build other furniture with, but the idea of the white oak workbench top sounds appealing.

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#1 posted 03-03-2012 03:48 AM

Attach them onto some 3/4 ply and you will have a solid worksurface.

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