Compact workbench

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Project by Jhoff posted 02-09-2014 08:56 PM 10099 views 14 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Started out making ” the not so big workbench”. I modified it to meet my needs and didn’t look at the plans too much after the first week. Majority is made from beech with Mahogany accents in the legs, and in the tool tray. Maple 4” apron around front and sides. Top is 2” thick. Dimensions are 24” deep, 36” high, and 48” long without tray. Add about 7” of length when tray is attached.

As I am still learning my woodworking skills, this took about 60 hours, and cost about $350 when all said and done. Finished with boiled linseed oil. I had lots of mentor ship from fellow woodworkers while building this and also made design changes and got inspiration from other projects on this site.

Thanks for looking! It was a fun project.

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#1 posted 02-09-2014 09:42 PM

Nice looking workbench. I’m sure you’ll get hours of enjoyment working on your project using this bench.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 02-09-2014 10:43 PM

Very nice and very good woodworking skills

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL



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#3 posted 02-10-2014 04:53 AM

excellent bench. thanks for sharing. i liked the nice finish and workmanship


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#4 posted 02-10-2014 03:51 PM

Great little bench. You are going to love it and wonder what you did without it.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#5 posted 02-10-2014 07:38 PM

Looks good. Believe it or not, I’ve been woodworking for 20 years and a workbench is still on my to do list.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#6 posted 02-10-2014 10:36 PM

Thanks guys. I had fun making it and that’s what matters.

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#7 posted 02-13-2014 04:43 PM

I love the tool tray, I’ll probably add one to my bench! Thanks for the idea.

-- Benoit, Montreal Quebec,

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