|Forum topic by drpdrp||posted 03-10-2014 01:36 PM||687 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
03-10-2014 01:36 PM
My bench is a very basic 2×5 with 3/4 maple ply top on a frame of 2×4s with 2×4 legs and a second 2×4 frame about halfway down. All held together with drywall screws. I recently cut a chunk out of one of the top frame 2×4s and installed an entry level woodworking vice.
A few things about the bench bother me.
1) It lacks heft.
I was thinking I would add a second 2×4 to each leg and then fill the cavity under the top with 2×4s.
Then I wondered if I should just start over.
I’ve got three other benches of the same design and I kinda dig that it is all uniform though. This is the only one that really needs to be beefed up. Of the others one holds the miter saw and one the bandsaw so they don’t get much abuse anyway.