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Forum topic by HobbyForElli posted 06-24-2015 04:54 PM 880 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-24-2015 04:54 PM

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I’m rather new to the world of woodworking and have slowly been building up my kit.

I currently use a Black+Decker Workmate WM301, which was a good work station for me when I first started out. Now I need something bigger and more sturdy though. I’m building up my skill-set so I can properly start building furniture. The only place I can put a larger workstation would be in the backyard that has no cover though.

What kind of workstation/bench would be the best to use that can withstand England’s wonderful weather? I have a tarp that I would place over it whilst I’m not using it. I’ve been thinking of something like this: but I don’t know enough to make a proper decision, anyone out there got any suggestions?

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#1 posted 06-24-2015 05:02 PM

I’d be on the lookout for a metal table base. A shop table style, nothing pretty. Put a PT ply top on it. Call it good.
Some paint for the base every so often, change out the top when needed. Cover the top when not in use.

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#2 posted 06-24-2015 05:13 PM

Checkout this outdoor bench build. Great site I think it’s what your looking for.

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#3 posted 06-24-2015 11:24 PM

I would check out the bench videos by Paul Sellers, a fellow Englander of yours.

If you have some hard wood like Oak available I would think you could build a suitable bench.

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