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Posted on Workbench, my first attempt.

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#1 posted 03-17-2011 07:05 PM

I did my bench by enlcosing the back and sides with plywood. The back and sides are pretty solid but the front moves. You will probobly still want to add a stretcher to the front.
I also made my top only about 1 1/2 ” with 4 ” build up on the sides and I’m not happy with it. It’s not as solid as I would like it to be. I highly recommend making it a bit thicker. I’m about to rebuild my whole bench because of these 2 issues.
A good way to attach the top is to use the lag bolts going through an elongated hole so that the top has room to move. Do can do the same thing with the breadboard ends.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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