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#1 posted 10-21-2008 09:06 PM

I would say probably not… and I don’t think the MDF would help much because it only adds weight and not sheer strength. I suggest starting from scratch.

However, my “utility” work bench is made from two solid core doors glued and bolted together and “edgebanded” with 2×4s. It was cheap, fast and extremely strong and heavy. It may sag a little, I don’t rely on it for flatness. But in two years I haven’t noticed any sag. I even have a vice mounted on it.

I got the doors from a salvaged building supply warehouse for next to nothing.

-- Happy woodworking!

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