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Project by spanky46 posted 02-13-2009 11:23 PM 8371 views 22 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this in 2006. All melamine carcass. Oak solid core door for a top with Masonite laminated on and a maple edge. Its very heavy so I put fixed casters on one end.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#1 posted 02-13-2009 11:29 PM

That looks like one sturdy bench. I like the storage that you have in it. Looks great.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 02-13-2009 11:49 PM

That is awsome. You did it right. I love the drawers.

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#3 posted 02-14-2009 12:03 AM

Excellent, I really like it. I used a solid core door with masonite top also. But I didn’t add the maple edge…I think I’m going to have to add that it looks to good not to.

-- Vince

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 02-14-2009 12:44 AM

I went a route similar to yours for a workbench, I did not make a traditional European style bench. This style of bench will last for years and serve just as well.

Everything you make will now be made upon this table.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 02-14-2009 01:54 AM

Nice work.

-- Dan -- Always work like a gentleman.

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#6 posted 02-14-2009 03:08 AM

Great piece of workmanship, congratulations…

-- Artesano Luthier

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#7 posted 02-14-2009 04:00 AM

Great looking work bench. Now that I got my new saw I plan to make a catch table/assembly table with storage similar to yours. Having a smaller shop, one needs all the storage he can get. You did a great job on this unit. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Tom Landon

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#8 posted 02-14-2009 06:29 AM

Sturdy work table with lots of storage. Good looking and will serve you well for many years.

-- Tom Landon, Lakeland, Fl. When you're through learning, you're through.

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#9 posted 02-22-2009 05:48 AM

Well, it is certainly sturdy looking, and has plenty of space for storage! Wow! Its also attractive! That’ll get the job done for sure! A fine addition to any shop. :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#10 posted 03-10-2010 03:54 AM

simple and useful… like it…

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#11 posted 12-08-2011 04:07 PM

That is such a great bench, just about what I have been thinking of for myself.

-- Michael TX, Not even my wife understands my sense of humor.

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#12 posted 06-10-2013 05:42 PM

Nice looking bench! Could you share where you got the Oak Solid Core door?

-- "Those who are not dissatisfied will never make any progress" - Dr. Shigeo Shingo

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#13 posted 06-10-2013 09:04 PM

DGar, it was a return at a lumber company near me! They have a written policy at there bargain barn of lowering the price each week until someone buys it!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#14 posted 12-31-2016 01:56 PM

Great design and looks sturdy and durable. I really like the drawers – keeps sawdust off the contents much better than my “open” design.

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