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Posted on Workbench top - 1.5" wood over 1.75" solid core door

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#1 posted 09-04-2016 04:40 PM

I’m with CharlesA, on laminating solid wood of your choice, standing vertically on edge, together for your top. By doing so carefully, you can control the inner stresses and end up with a stronger and flat benchtop. Remember to alternate frowns and smiles when setting your lamination up. My top ended up at ~2-7/8” thick (perfect for using bench-dogs).

FWIW, here is my very first major WW project, the 21st Century Workbench:

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