Finished my new workbench

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Project by CameronL posted 11-20-2017 05:55 PM 1691 views 3 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I finally pulled out the lousy, too-high, built-in bench that came with my house and built my own. The plans come from this Family Handyman Magazine's bench plan.

The plywood was all salvaged from the original bench, the drawer handles came from an old dresser. I only needed to purchase 2×4s and a sheet of hardboard (oh and some glue and poly. I was running low on both).

Modifications from the original plans:
The top is a little longer to accommodate a bench top vice I’ll be adding in the near future. The handle will need to clear the end drawer.
Rather than use the screen molding called for in the plans to cover the exposed plywood edges, I ripped my own 1/2” x 3/4” strips from scrap lumber. Saw burns and nail holes give it character.
I added a replaceable 1/8” hardboard top, and trimmed the top with 1/2” X 7/8” strips of pine.
Bottom shelf on original plans seemed too high to me. Made mine a little lower. Still has enough room to store stuff underneath.

-- -Cameron

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#1 posted 11-20-2017 10:24 PM

That’s nice !
I bookmarked that plan a long time ago.
Its great to see a good execution of it. I hope you see many years of good use.

Someday, when the timing is right, I hope to make a pair for a miter saw station.

-- derek / oregon

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