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#1 posted 06-28-2010 05:22 AM

I have built several from the woodsmith TV show plan. I made 6 for my school shop. I would suggest using 2×8 or 2×10 spruce pine, not the doug fir that 2×4s and 2×6’s are made out of. Also use pine for the first bench, put a few months or a couple of years of work on it, then redesign for what you do the most.

I happen to have 2” maple tops that I reused for my benches. The plan I used allows for a laminated 2x top or wrapped mdf.

Good luck.

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