My first Workbench

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Project by Matt posted 02-10-2014 06:03 PM 2024 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at building a workbench. Not having the money to build one out of hardwood and not having a ton of space to build one that I can really spread my materials out on this thing will have to work for now. Total measurements are 3’ x 4’6”. I had a very small working space but its a lot better than what I was previously using. I stole a fellow Lumberjocks idea, Thanks Bernie! I built the top using 2×6 fir that sat halfway on a shoulder that I used my dado blade to cut out of the fir 4×4. Used epoxy and some Timberlock Screws to hold the frame together, the bench top is actually 6 2×10s, this was done so that I could use flooring over the 2×10s and still have a sturdy base. I liked this idea a lot, it allows me to make changes to it when it gets beat up or dirty and doesn’t break the bank. The tool crib is actually an old counter top I had laying around with some 2×4s and pocket screws. I am going to add a T-Track and Pipe clamps to the top and I have recently added a small vise to the front. This was a very easy build and when I get more room there will most definitely be a larger assembly table.
One thing that I have been reading on here since I have joined has been working height, I have come to the conclusion there is one thing that works really well for me, 36”. Every tool I have with exception to my Band saw has a table height of 36”. This allows me to use my work bench as an extra out feed table for my saw or to rest a long board when I’m using my chop saw. I really think this makes a big difference in small shop like mine.

This is the link to Bernie’s Amazing table.

When I totally Finish this thing I will add some more pictures.

Thanks for checking it out.

-- The more sawdust I make more I dont want to go to work! Is it worth it?

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#1 posted 02-10-2014 07:40 PM

Very nice job.

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#2 posted 02-11-2014 02:36 PM

Looks good Matt. You’re going to like having that around.

-- Rod - Oregon

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