Finishing Technique for Greene and Greene Furniture
Drawbore Your Mortise-and-Tenon Joinery
Customize Your Router for Centered Mortises
The Coolest Cutting Board Ever?
Capture More Dust from Your Router Table
The Essential Tool Chest
Workbench Tool Storage Solutions
Smoothing Plane Tips and Techniques
Simple Cabinetry with Pocket Hole Joinery
Speed Up Handplane Honing with Your Ruler
A Woodworker's Guide to Grain Direction
How to Sharpen a Spokeshave
Simple Tape Trick for Tight Fitting Through-Mortises
How to Sharpen Hollow Chisel Mortising Bits
Hinge Mortises on the Tablesaw
The $300 Woodworking Benchcomments (7) May 19th, 2011 in blogs
Here’s a workbench that just might fit into our Furniture Lab theme. Jerry Beafore, a hobbyist woodworker in Fairmont, West Virginia, had been using an old wooden door perched on two sawhorses as his primary bench for too many years. This year he finally decided to make a change and build a true woodworking bench—one he’d be proud to show off and one that would challenge and showcase his 40 years of woodworking experience.
He wanted a classic style, with lots of functionality, but he was on a strict budget. The solution came in the form of wood scraps discarded by a local cabinet shop. Beafore was able to get a few pickup-truck loads of hickory, poplar, maple, red oak, and cherry, ranging in size from 3/4 in. to 1 in. thick by about 10 ft. to 12 ft. long. Three weeks after getting all the wood, he’d meticulously pieced together his dream bench, and you won’t believe the cost. Here’s the breakdown:
Nice job, Jerry.
posted in: blogs, WorkBench, scrapwood
Save up to 51% on Fine Woodworking
Become a Better Woodworker
ABOUT THE EDITORS MAILBOX
FineWoodworking.com editors report from the woodworking front lines. Check in every weekday for news, information, projects, and answers to questions from Fine Woodworking readers everywhere.
Learn about our new format!
Archive: Temporarily unavailable. Stay tuned and sorry for the inconvenience.