I got 6 pieces of 5" x 15" fir glulam beams, 6-1/2' to 7' long. I'm
looking for ideas on what to use them for besides a workbench top. I
just may make a 7' x 30", 5"-thick workbench, but that leaves 4 more
I routinely make outside benches from them - they are wide enough to
make a good bench and heavy enough to keep people from moving them
around for no good reason. I use 2 x 10's to make a set of legs on each
end - 2 vertical 2 x 10 pieces attached together with a 6 or 8 inch long
piece horizontally at the top and about 2 inches from the bottom...That
gives me 4 legs and makes it easy to attach the legs to the bottom of
the glulam and it makes a very stable bench. My first benches are now
more than 20 years old and have never been brought in. My wife covers
them with flower pots in the summer - every 3 or 4 years I hit them with
another coat or two of poly.
Yeah, I think you could make some heafty benches. Cut some 18" lengths
to use as legs. You could stand the legs under the top in 6" from each
end and sink some lags down into them through counter bored holes in
the seat. You could be more stylistic and miter across the 5" side at
the ends of the seat so the legs are at the very ends of the bench
sort of returning to ground (if you understand the use of returns) and
use a spline and lags in from the side.
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