Torsion box work bench

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Blog series by Canadian Woodworks updated 01-22-2010 01:01 AM 4 parts 14147 reads 24 comments total

Part 1: Solid, Flat and Heavy!

01-12-2010 06:01 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 12 comments »

This is a 10’ x 28’’ Torsion box work bench i’m building it will sit on 2 2.5’ wide cabinets one with 4 drawers and one with doors and adjustable shelving. The top is made out of about 4 sheets of 3/4’’ mdf…... SOLID! Wrapped in walnut pieces 2.5’ long with end on end dove tails, and dove tail corners using walnut and really white walnut sap wood to create contrast at the joints. Torsion Box

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Part 2: Busy day

01-13-2010 03:25 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 4 comments »

So you get work done when no one drops by, so it’s been a good day in the shop Pictures show right side cabinet with 2 doors mounted and adjustable shelf 4 drawers sit on top waiting to go into the other cabinet. first time trying box joints made a jig for the router table but wished I had a 1/2’’ up spiral bit, had more tear out then I would have liked. Also oak drawer fronts Top just waiting for the last layer of mdf which is removable after hopefully a long ti...

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Part 3: Bench on cabnits

01-16-2010 03:35 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 0 comments »

Okay put the top on the cabinets today, finished both sides now just have to sand up to 220 and apply finish

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Part 4: All finished, I wish I was keeping it

01-22-2010 01:01 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 8 comments »

Well all finished just have to add a few more coats of poly to the mdf I do about 6-8 on the mdf for the extra protection. Anyways here are a few pictures of it completed, i’ll try and get some pics of where it’s new home will be. The sides are walnut lot’s of sap wood, entire boards of it first time using wood like this, red oak doors and drawers.

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