2x4 Workbench

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Project by trevor7428 posted 06-14-2017 05:46 AM 12715 views 25 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I didn’t actually make this workbench from 2×4’s. I bought a bunch of 2×8’s and ripped them in half, jointed, planed and laminated together to make each part of the bench. I was origionally going for a similar style to Jay Bates Workbench, but then it evolved to my own.

I decied I wanted to make a cabinet inside for extra storage and a place to put my extra toolbox. It was really tough to instal the cabinet, it was such a tight fit. I almost thought I had to make a smaller one, but after an hour was finally able to slide the cabinet between the workbench legs.

I origionaly liked having the open space above the cabinet and below the bench top, but I needed a place to store my sharpening supplies. So I built a drawer to fill the space below the bench top

Last, but not least I installed the front clamp. Added dog holes. Instead of using a tail vise, I bought the Veritas bench dog clamp to use with a other bench dog when hand planing. I wasn’t thinging about adding a tail vise when building the top, so after it was built. Thought this was the next best thing.

P.S. love the Rockler casters. Would not be able to move this thing around without them. I also bought the brackets, so the casters can be eaisly removed, if need be.

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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#1 posted 06-14-2017 05:49 AM

That is a dandy looking bench.

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#2 posted 06-14-2017 05:52 AM

That is a dandy looking bench.

- BurlyBob

Thanks bud

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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#3 posted 06-14-2017 10:36 AM

Good looking bench! I like the drawer for sharpening supplies. Good job!

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#4 posted 06-14-2017 01:40 PM


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#5 posted 06-14-2017 03:05 PM

Very nice bench. I like it.

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#6 posted 06-14-2017 03:42 PM

That is a beauty! That should serve you well for many years!

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#7 posted 06-14-2017 04:15 PM

Great Work! That looks amazing!

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#8 posted 06-14-2017 04:28 PM

You did a very nice job on this bench and it is a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 06-14-2017 04:29 PM

looks awesome dude!!

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#10 posted 06-14-2017 07:02 PM

I like it, a lot. Nice work!

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#11 posted 06-14-2017 07:58 PM

Nice bench! Just curious where you are located? Around here in NC we have southern yellow pine as our 2×8s.

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#12 posted 06-14-2017 08:07 PM

nice job

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#13 posted 06-14-2017 08:18 PM

Very nice and really neat :)

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#14 posted 06-15-2017 12:13 AM

Nicely done and way Heavy Duty!!!

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#15 posted 06-15-2017 01:10 AM

Nice bench I’ve been considering building a new one. Very similar. I really like the drawers.

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