When I began planning a workbench, I knew I wanted a big one—an 8-footer. But during the construction of the bench, I decided to make it in two sections, one 6 ft. and one 2 ft., to gain flexibility. Now with the two modules together, I have my 8-ft. bench. But I can make the bench longer, if necessary, simply by pulling apart the modules. I also can take advantage of the gap between modules, clamping a workpiece to the top of both benches for crosscutting and eliminating the need for sawhorses or support stands. I can rearrange the modules to make it easier to support workpieces of different shapes. Drawing by Jim Richey
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