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Basic Workbench by Klaus Larsen

comments (3) July 8th, 2012 in Reader's Gallery

Carbonero Carbonero, member
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Milled and cut to size
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Finished Workbench (minus shelf)
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Milled and cut to size - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Milled and cut to size


This simple workbench was created using the plans on this website. I used re-purposed old-growth redwood 4x4's and doug fir 2x4's, cut and milled.

I changed the plans slightly the make 4x4's on the side stretchers, and increased the depth of the groove for the 3/8 rod from 3/8 to 1/2 inch (Seemed to center the load on the lumber better).

The top is 3/4 ply with 1/4 inch hardboard (masonite). This is different from the original design of 2 stacked MDF sheets (i just don't like MDF). the masonite was waxed and can be replaced when thrashed. Added lockable wheels and made sure the height of the finished piece was slightly below the outfeed of my tablesaw and voila!

Sanded with 150 orbital and sealed with a one-step outdoor sealer.

Design or Plan used: My own design - Klaus Larsen

posted in: Reader's Gallery, WorkBench, modern, redwood, old growth, simple, basic, klaus, larsen

Comments (3)

srothert srothert writes: Carbanero,

Nice looking bench. Do you find that the locking wheels give the bench enough stability. It is an attractive idea, but not sure the bench wouldn't wiggle.

Thanks, Steve
Posted: 11:38 am on September 5th

Incredible Incredible writes: Nice little table. Good work.
Posted: 2:50 pm on August 28th

cgm0427 cgm0427 writes: Thanks for the post, I am also thinking of building this sometime soon.

Posted: 11:16 am on July 10th

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