New Workbench

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Project by Easterlake posted 02-04-2017 04:22 PM 1777 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished up my new workbench. It took me about six weekends, give or take.
Almost exclusively pine with the top being dbl 3/4” mdf. I designed it so I can replace the top level of mdf as needed. I’ve recessed the kreg trak system into the bench top.
The main reason that I built this was my need for a something with a very high work surface, since I am 6’7”. The bench is 42” high and the top is 37”x60”.
Plenty of storage with 6 drawers on one side with an open area above the drawers. On the back is a shallow cabinet that I may add shelves to later.
I’m thinking about finishing the pine with watco danish oil, but I’m still looking into that.
I found the idea for the door and drawer handles on pinterest. I love the way they look.
I’m guessing it weighs around 300 lbs, and sits on 3” locking caster wheels.
Thanks for looking…...

-- Life is hard; It's even harder if you're stupid. - John Wayne

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#1 posted 02-04-2017 04:57 PM

Looks really solid. I like that Kreg system. I haven’t used it, but in the videos it seems pretty impressive.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 02-04-2017 05:10 PM

Looks good. How are you liking it?

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#3 posted 02-04-2017 07:35 PM

Thanks Angie. The 42” height has been a back saver for me.

-- Life is hard; It's even harder if you're stupid. - John Wayne

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#4 posted 02-04-2017 08:26 PM

Really nice build. It’s very apparent you took your time and did it right!

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#5 posted 02-05-2017 01:19 AM

It never ceases to amaze me how many really nice looking shop projects are posted. This is another really solid, sharp project that was obviously built with both skill and attention to detail and appearance. Very nice.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#6 posted 02-05-2017 02:58 AM

Impressive. The 300lb weight is going to hold steady despite the wheels.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 02-05-2017 07:52 AM

Your bench looks real solid.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#8 posted 02-05-2017 11:00 AM

This is a very nice workbench with a lot of storage as well as other details. Nice work! Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 02-05-2017 03:23 PM

looks good and strong

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