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Posted on My new (used) workbench for $300

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#1 posted 08-19-2016 11:33 AM

Good pick up and well worth what you paid, especially when you consider the time to buy vs build.

As far as the Doug Fir top goes, there are different philosophies about workbench top material. Some like a very hard surface that wears well, others prefer a softer wood so that if you drop a workpiece, the softer workbench gets dinged instead of the piece you are working on. Paul Sellers has a couple blog series on how to build a bench out of SPF construction lumber and there are many of us on Lumberjocks that have and use softwood benches. Go use it to make some sawdust.

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