|Forum topic by BigBadBen||posted 555 days ago||980 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
555 days ago
I’ve made my base structure for my new workbench. It’s a hybrid design from lots of pictures and stories from this great site! I’m looking forward to sharing this project with LJ once complete.
However, I’m at a cross roads. My original plan is for a new 2.25” x 72” x 36” maple top from Global Industries for about $450 shipped to my house in North New Jersey. But my dilemma is I’ve built the base structure from left over lumber from my shop and reclaimed framing lumber from a neighbors house who’s adding an wing. I have yet to purchase anything from the local store. I’ve planed, joined, sanded and glued to manufacture my own structural lumber. I feel that I should re-use a workbench top from some other source.
I really don’t have the time to manufacture my own top. I’ve been scouring the web and Craigs List for garage sales or estate sales or closed businesses. There’s even an add for old bowling alley material in Brooklyn.
So I’m looking for some advice on where I might be able to obtain material I could repurpose into a workbench top.