Working with recycled timber #47: Edna's Kitchen Work Benches Timber Planning and preparation

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 08-20-2015 10:26 AM 1191 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 46: Smiths Crate has attracted quite a bit of attention Part 47 of Working with recycled timber series Part 48: Edna's Workbenches Modified design and glue up of the frame »

Aurora’s friend Edna requested two kitchen work benches.

Dimensions required were:
900mm high x 900mm long x 600mm wide.
Also they had to be light enough to moved around by a lady.

So I used some of my current pallet crate stash for all the work

The usual jointing and thicknessing was undertaken to produce some useable timber.

I used a router to cut the 20mm deep mortices to hold the frame sides and ends together
and dry assembled the carcass frame.

The top will be six sections of timber reverse glue jointed together.
So thats the planning preparation and basic design taken care of.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 08-20-2015 02:08 PM

Mighty fine work so far. I’m quite sure she’ll be pleased.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#2 posted 08-20-2015 02:55 PM

Cant wait to see the finished project.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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