Children's Workbench

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Project by bensaw posted 12-04-2008 09:25 PM 17232 views 11 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After completing a custom casing around our new window I was staring at the scrap pile of wood one night and got an idea. At about 3am I had built my first child’s toy. I was rather proud of the fact the entire table of this workbench came from scrapwood. My wife bought some tools for the bench and a few months later I added the back. (For that I actually Paid for wood. About $15 worth.)

The 1xS are all white pine, joinery is all butt jointed with nails and glue.
The backing was rabbeted on the tablesaw…(first time!)
Whole thing was covered in just one coat of polyeurethane.

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#1 posted 12-04-2008 09:35 PM

What a great present for a little kid. My grandson would love that. Maybe that’s something he can’t wreck in two seconds. lol

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 12-04-2008 11:13 PM

Very cool! I would like to see your workbench. Or does that double as your as well :)

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#3 posted 12-04-2008 11:14 PM

I WISH I had such a large work area!!

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#4 posted 12-04-2008 11:54 PM

I’m ashamed to admit that my first adult workbench wasn’t even that nice, hahaha.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#5 posted 12-05-2008 04:10 AM



-- I don't make sawdust...I produce vast quantities of "Micro Mulch."

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#6 posted 12-05-2008 04:53 PM


-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 12-05-2008 09:42 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. That looks like a bench that many memories will be made on. Nice.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#8 posted 12-05-2008 11:09 PM

That’s excellent… I’ve actually got something like this in mind for my 4 year old…

The great thing about this is that unlike the usual plastic workbench toys you see, this will be able to see some real use!

Thanks for posting…

-- Ryno

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#9 posted 12-05-2008 11:13 PM

Yeh…talk about real use….the paces my son and his cousin have put this thing through makes me wish I had used a hardwood plywood on the table surface….it is already covered in knicks and dings!

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#10 posted 12-07-2008 11:31 PM

There was a New Article in the Handyman Mag this month, that featured a Workbench for a Child that was usable.

You did a great job on that, I’m going to be building me one for my 8 Y/O Boy when summer rolls around, too cold in my show and no heat so I spend most of my colder months in the house with my Scroll Saw Scrolling away.


-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner,,, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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