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Blog series by EdsCustomWoodCrafts updated 01-08-2015 02:11 AM 5 parts 9051 reads 19 comments total

Part 1: The Design

01-06-2015 02:48 PM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 2 comments »

So I decided that I need to build myself a proper workbench NO MORE workhorses and doors….. I found a design online a website called Hammerzone, that all it took was some 4×2 AND OSB.. Im tweaking the design in both size and materials as you can see in my Sketchup model. The frame will be built with 4×2 but the upper workbench will have 2 layers equaling about a 1” thick, the substrate layer will be 1/2” OSB and the worksurface will be 3/4” MDF. ...

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Part 2: The Frame

01-06-2015 03:01 PM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 6 comments »

Im using 3” screws to assemble the frame.. This is one of the sides, 1 down 1 to goThis is the completed frame.. Well here is the completed frame, it was difficult and no matter how often I thought everything was square and plum I was off on the final version.. I used everything from a frame square to a quick square and then when I stood the frame up one of the corners was off the ground by 3/4” so I cheated and stuck a shim under it… The shelf and worksurfac...

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Part 3: The Bottom Shelf

01-07-2015 02:39 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 1 comment »

I used 1/2” MDF for the bottom shelf, I had to do a little work before inserting it into the frame.. Firstly I had to cut 3×5” corners to accomodate the upright (legs)4×2 in the frame so I took my jigsaw to task on this..it was the easiest part of this project so far.. All that was left was to secure the bottom shelf to the frame and I used 1 5/8” screws for that..I only screwed each end and the middle and I also countersunked the screws.

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Part 4: The Top (OSB)

01-07-2015 02:45 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 2 comments »

I used 1/2” OSB as the workbench top substrate it was cheap and east to use. I screwed it into the frame amd left it at that..I will be putting a 3/4” MDF work surface as the final top but before I do that I need to figure out how to cut face trim and mitre cut them to form an outside angle to finish…but that comes later.. see the OSB below…not pretty but Im never going to see it again.. on a funny note my son thinks that I need to paint the whole board blue becaus...

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Part 5: The Workbench

01-08-2015 02:11 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 8 comments »

There are a lot of future projects within this bench but for now Im very happy with the outcome and my journey getting here alot of mistakes and alot learnt on this…some imperfections, but I d rather some imperfections in something I made from the ground up than buying something in a box …..I guess thats why I love this craft…

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