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#1 posted 08-21-2016 11:26 PM

Great buy, figure there is $300 worth of materials in there and you received free build labor.

Definitely place a small chest below, but remember to keep some room for the holdfasts. I held mine a few inches lower, but in retrospect would have held it even lower as I still place items on top of the chest of drawers and hit those items with my holdfasts.

I also think the wood choice for your top is common. You would rather dent your bench than your project. If the original guy used thinned BLO for the finish, then you can refinish once a year or so.

Good Luck

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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