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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 05:28 PM

I never posted my workbench since it is purely utilitarian and is nothing to look at. I’m not criticizing your idea.

My workbench build was from Christopher Schwarz’s Workbenches: From Design and Theory to Construction and Use adapted to my particular needs.

I bought 2×12 SYP floor joists from HD. I ripped them into 2×4’s, more or less. I laminated them vertically. You can do all that in one day, let it dry overnight, and you’re on to flattening. It’s easy, durable, useful, and cheap.

I’d do it the same way again, with one difference. I’d cut out mortises in the top for through tenons from the legs something like this:

But if you do it with a core, post pics.

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