|Forum topic by GeorgeAW||posted 06-05-2012 01:34 AM||861 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
06-05-2012 01:34 AM
Good evening, all.
New to the forum – thanks for the kind wishes extended so far.
Getting back into furniture after a long hiatus, having made Shaker oval boxes for the last many years.
I am in need of a bench in a relative hurry and am hopeful of something in the around $500-750 price range. Making my own is not an option at this time for cleanliness sake – as I am marrying in August and my shop space is in the basement. It needs to remain relatively unscathed.
So, that being said, what recommendations do you fine folks have for ready-made benches? What I have noticed so far is that the less expensive benches are quite a bit lighter and under-built. Perhaps I am asking too much.
I have looked at the benches from Woodcraft, Highland Woodworking, Grizzly, Rockler, etc. and notice some have not been reviewed. I see mixed (mostly bad) reviews for the lesser lines of Sjoberg.
Thanks for your recommendations.