Split Top Roubo Workbench
This bench is made of beetle kill British Columbia Spruce. Its construction grade 2×6 lumber. The top, legs, stetchers, etc. are 5 inches in width. The doghole strip is 3 inch thick hard maple I had from a previous project. The bench is 36 inches tall, and was designed specifically for power tools and assembly. The bench top is the same height as my table saw, and I also use it as an outfeed table. I like the split top Roubo design because of its robust ability to perform various clamping tasks. I finished the base in urethane, and the top is an oil/varnish mix, to help repel glue. The end vise is the Veritas Inset Vise. The wood cost $45, the vise was $90 – Canadian, not too bad on the budget.