I side with "nwwoodturner's" response about using MDF for a workbench
I built my workbench from premium grade pine 2x4s scored, glued, and screwed
to form 4x4s for legs, laid out premium grade pine 2x6s accross the top of
the frame I had run through the jointer and planer to get a flat sub
surface, scored, glued, and screwed those in place as well. I left some
overhang on the right and left sides and the front for mounting a vise and
Like nwwoodturner I cut a piece of 3/4" MDF to fit for the top and just
nailed it down with finishing nails and counter sunk them. When it gets old,
I toss it and cut a new top for about 15 bucks. The whole bench cost about
80 bucks to build, not counting my vise, and it is rock solid.
Be glad to post the plan & pics on < alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking > or
email on request.
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