Dad's Christmas Present (Workbench)

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Project by Matt Nudi posted 12-20-2012 02:34 AM 4903 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This isn’t quite as exciting as my mom’s jewelry box, but I figured I would put it up just for the heck of it. My dad has been talking for a while about having a better place to work on his guns and other things instead of the shed. Previously, all that he had was a standard cheapo plastic fold up table.

The bench itself probably weighs about 225 lb or maybe more, it’s heavy and doesn’t want to move. The legs are glued and screwed 2×4’s and the two surfaces are 3/4” mdf supported by 7 cross braces each on the top and the bottom, hopefully it’ll support it. I will be coating the top surface with poly in a few days once I have some more time. I finished up the spot with some peg board and some organization for him, he’ll be able to do as he pleases so he doesn’t have to always go digging in the toolbox for a wrench or anything else. Anyways, enjoy!

- Matt

-- - Still a new guy to the craft, but always striving to learn more

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#1 posted 12-20-2012 02:35 AM

Looks super Matt nice bench.


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#2 posted 12-20-2012 02:46 AM

what a great thing to do for your dad, he will love it, you did a great job on construction, and im sure you could do anything you wanted on it, thanks for sharing it..and merry Christmas

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 12-20-2012 04:07 AM

Thanks guys!

-- - Still a new guy to the craft, but always striving to learn more

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#4 posted 12-20-2012 05:18 AM

Lucky Dad to get such a clean straight forward workbench…......................

-- mike...............

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#5 posted 12-20-2012 06:41 AM

What a nice son you are – looks great.

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#6 posted 12-20-2012 10:46 PM

Very clean looking bench. I will bet dad is proud of it. Great job.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 07-21-2014 03:16 PM

I think it looks great – simple and practical … NICE JOB !!!

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#8 posted 07-21-2014 04:22 PM

This will be a nice addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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