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Through various circumstance changes we had to re-allocate rooms in the house which gave me the oppotunity to build a work bench in what will become a workshop come storage area. The bench is made from 3x2 with 25mm mdf top (flippin' heavy) and is 2400mm x 800mm (8 foot x 31") with a shelf underneath made from the remaining mdf ( originally 8x4 sheet.) The corner support pieces will be glued to the top and then screwed into the frame, And the front 120mm Apron was glued to the frame which really stiffened up the whole thing. Everything else is screwed. In the 3rd pic you
No two workbenches are created equally, and a surprising number of details fundamentally alter their suitability despite (what might at first seem) superficial differences. Of course, a humble Black & Decker Workmate might not easily be comparable to a 16ft French-style Oak bench or even the dining table, however they can all be examined using the same criteria of, "what is useful to us as luthiers?". I think we can agree that this is far from ideal for working during winter on the patio (Source: Black n Decker) Go and do a quick Google Image Search for "luthi
This is a work in progress....my main posts will be formed with the final intention of this becoming more of a permanent article on the main site. Wider user input is encouraged as it would be fantastic to broaden the article scope to include the experiences and knowledge of other PG members. Talk about your work area, please! If any of the thread seems somewhat unformed or unfinished, the chances are it is in the process of being edited :-) This article is being written with the intention of documenting my personal build of a heavy-duty workbench and to explore the subject of productive