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Project by woodbutcherbynight posted 10-21-2020 03:33 PM 1128 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having cleared out the hot tub that was in this 10×12 building I now have a finishing room. So to get the process started I need a bench to do the actual finishing on. Kept the design simple, 2 ft x 3 ft x 30 inches tall. used 1/4×20 bolts to assemble the legs to the top and lower support sections. Top and lower shelf are just 3/4 plywood with pine edge banding. I stained this with golden oak to get that yellowish color, no real reason to bother at all but hey I had the time. 4 coats of poly on all of it. Yes it is a finishing bench so who cares to bother putting anything on it? My plan is to keep a drop cloth over this bench so clean up is easier. Might use this bench for something else one day. Added a Lazy Susan I can take off if needed. A nice add on I wish I had thought of for the main shop long ago.

Next project will be a drying rack. Lots of ideas and such. Still in design stage as I have this small footprint theme going.

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





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#1 posted 10-21-2020 03:37 PM

Good one…I always miss that.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 10-21-2020 03:39 PM

Very useful accessory WB! Actually looks like a piece of fine furniture 8^)

I’m still using some of those cheapo HF plastic saw horses, the mobility of a cart-like table would be great.

The key things I found are to be dead-level (avoids finish creep) and as you pose, have a method to cover the top as things can get messy really quick.
The lazy susan is a must-have as well as good raking light.

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#3 posted 10-21-2020 04:22 PM

That is a real handy addition to your shop, Gunny !

Nice work on it…..............Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 10-21-2020 05:56 PM

Ex – cell – lent!

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#5 posted 10-21-2020 06:25 PM

Looks good.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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#6 posted 10-21-2020 09:03 PM

Very nice!

You have inspired me to think about about an upgrade to the junk I have to work with.

Already thought of painting it green and black and calling it Festool when prompted by LBD!

and …..BTW and outstanding question from 2018

-- Regards Rob

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#7 posted 10-21-2020 09:25 PM

That’s cool wwbn... though you should’ve smeared it like your P S C.
Suggest you call it WOFM (Waste Of F#$%!ng Money)... when you cost the overspray you won’t be able to ignore, after each finishing job.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#8 posted 10-22-2020 02:37 AM

I like having poly on one of my benches. Makes cleaning other bits of finish off it easier, I think.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 10-22-2020 03:16 AM



That s cool wwbn... though you should ve smeared it like your P S C.
Suggest you call it WOFM (Waste Of F#$%!ng Money)... when you cost the overspray you won t be able to ignore, after each finishing job.

- LittleBlackDuck

You read where I plan to put a drop cloth over it right??

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

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#10 posted 10-22-2020 03:17 AM


Already thought of painting it green and black and calling it Festool when prompted by LBD!

and …..BTW and outstanding question from 2018

- robscastle

Yeah LBD will enjoy that I am sure!!

As for your question, what the Buran you speak of?

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

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#11 posted 10-22-2020 03:40 AM

Looks good and solid and I also like the color of stain you used. Great job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#12 posted 10-22-2020 04:03 AM



You read where I plan to put a drop cloth over it right??
- woodbutcherbynight

Notwithstanding, you’ll need to paint the drop cloth for the same reason and that paint will wash of during the weekly cleanup SWMBOs demand off us… even in our sanctuary.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#13 posted 10-22-2020 07:22 AM

see note #50

-- Regards Rob

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#14 posted 10-22-2020 01:11 PM



see note #50

- robscastle

Gotcha. Will post in Forums tonight, not worthy of a project build.

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

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