16' Workbench in New Shop

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Project by BeekeeperWoodworker posted 03-05-2015 06:05 PM 2180 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just had my new shop completed. We call it a barn, but it’s where I’ll be spending time working with wood and bees. I had 2 5’ picture windows put in to look out on a copse of trees and then constructed a long bench under them. I had some help on the construction and used every clamp and weight I own to glue up the top. Lots of open storage under the bench will hold cased tools and oft used tools. No bench vises on this one – I have a sj√∂berg bench for that purpose.
Construction is straightforward. Used pine for the support structure. Top is laminated 3/4” MDF core alder plywood. I clad the bench in aspen. No stain was applied. I used 4 coats of straight gloss polyurethane. Note the backsplash.
Next project is to construct and mount a tool cabinet between the windows for hand tools, gauges, and such.

-- I attempt to not measure at all.

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#1 posted 03-05-2015 07:52 PM

Nice !
I like it !

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#2 posted 03-05-2015 11:32 PM

Why is your workbench hang in on the ceiling and the wall of your shop?

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#3 posted 03-06-2015 03:46 AM

The wall of the shop is not quite plumb. I corrected that with the underlaying support structure.

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