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I built a split top workbench from 2×4s and 2×6s It took 2 weekends to build, but may have been faster with plans. There is a 2 part video series on it.
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The workbench has about 150 pounds of sand in it, that plus the wood probably brings it to about 250. I will publish another video on my channel in a couple of days explaining my thought process behind building it, and the reasons I did what I did, If there are any questions PLEASE ASK them, so i can answer them in the overview video. If you are wandering about something, somebody else probably is as well. If you liked this installment then please subscribe. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRuWi7P7eIcNOckoxBI-ZRA

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just curious as to the reason for the wide separation on the top?and I don't see any vises,or drawers for storage.
 

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just curious as to the reason for the wide separation on the top?and I don t see any vises,or drawers for storage.

- pottz
The separation is 8 inches and I just did that for tools and hardware to lay in, it really didn't need to be that deep. And I ordered a yost vice, it was a good price, but it takes like 2 months to ship. and I plan to build drawers in the future. Thanks for asking, as this is good framework for the talk I plan to do about it.
 

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that's what I thought,for me it just seems to be a place that fills up with sawdust,for my work I like a big flat top for assembly work,i have a woodworkers bench with vises but just don't ever seem to use it.
 

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This is a nice creative design for a workbench and it would be a nice addition to any shop. This workbench turned out nicely. Congratulations.

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I like the open trough concept for tools, whether it is in the center like yours, or on one edge. I tend to think I would do the centered version.

I always thought that if I did one, I would cut some openings along the vertical faces of the sides of the trough, so that I could get an f-style clamp inserted, and thus use clamps in the central part of the bench top.

Nice workmanship there, as well.
 

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I like the open trough concept for tools, whether it is in the center like yours, or on one edge. I tend to think I would do the centered version.

I always thought that if I did one, I would cut some openings along the vertical faces of the sides of the trough, so that I could get an f-style clamp inserted, and thus use clamps in the central part of the bench top.

Nice workmanship there, as well.

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good idea, if you were to use the same type of split top design, you could cut notches in the 2×4s. Thats such a good idea, i may go in and drill/chisel it out.

And i think having the tool tray in the middle allows you to access its contents from either side of the bench. maybe if you make it use 2×12s for the top because the joining usnt that hard but it took hours of work just to get it acceptibly flat.
 
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