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Milled and cut to size
This simple workbench was created using the plans on this website. I used re-purposed old-growth redwood 4×4’s and doug fir 2×4’s, cut and milled.
I changed the plans slightly the make 4×4’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.
Finished Workbench (minus shelf)
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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.
Nice little table. Good work.
Thanks for the post, I am also thinking of building this sometime soon.
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