|Forum topic by willhime||posted 06-02-2014 04:13 PM||1062 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
06-02-2014 04:13 PM
I’m breaking down and making my first woodworking bench. I would like to at extreme minimum to have the top 2.5” thick. Ideally I’d like 3+, but as I’m learning while searching high and low through my stock and trying to make compromises based on what I have, this is getting more and more drawn out, and, expensive. The problem is that I don’t have a time limit, which caters well to my procrastinating nature. I have about, I don’t know, probably over 500 boards in my arsenal. They’re all great wood- walnut, mahogany, maple, curly maple, white and red oak, poplar, etc. By sheer luck I found a mass production furniture company and right before they were about to haul off all their ‘extra’, ‘scrap’, or ‘whatever else didn’t work for them’ product, I offered to come by with my trailer and load some up. 3 bundles later, all about 4-5 ft in diameter, I have a ton of beautiful hardwood, 99% of it no wider than 2.5”. So these are my thoughts on a bench top:
1. Find every piece I can over 3” and purchase the rest from a box store, reluctantly.
So any advice or input with this would be awesome and much appreciated.
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