Shop update #3 (11-29-17)
I finished the new workbench!
Last week was the Thanksgiving Holiday here in the United States.
We celebrated the holiday at my Parent’s house with family and had a great time. My wife and her mother went shopping with my older boy on Friday so the younger son and I hung out for the day. I was able to get the bottom shelf and bench top sanded, stained, and set aside to dry.
I also took apart the old workbench and threw it in the green waste bucket.
We had another Thanksgiving party on Saturday but I was able to make it outside for a couple of hours and get the bench assembled.
Late Sunday afternoon I got out to the bench long enough to sand the top surface with 220 grit sandpaper and give it 2 coats of Outdoor Spar Urethane.
This thing is built like a tank. You could drop a small car engine on it and it wouldn’t flinch.
It is 8 feet long, 31″ tall, and 27″ wide. It has 2 long slots down the length for clamps and 2 shorter boards at the end to
allow for cutting and drilling holes into boards without hitting the sides of the bench.
I am very happy with how this bench turned out. Look for a video and full plans coming soon!
7 Replies to “Shop update #3 (11-29-17)”
December 9, 2017 at 5:59 am
It’s so pleasant to watch and read about the journey of crafting a raw wood into a new work station. I loved the bright color combination. How long did you take to complete this piece..:??
December 9, 2017 at 9:28 am
Thank you very much. I was able to build it over the course of three afternoons.
March 24, 2018 at 10:58 pm
I NEED THE PLANS FOR THE WORKBENCH THAT IS BUILT LIKE AT TANK -= HO W DO I GET THEM?
March 25, 2018 at 11:22 am
You can find them here: http://funwithwoodworking.com/product/simple-strong-8ft-2×4-workbench-full-plans/
June 15, 2018 at 9:36 pm
Do you offer plans for the workbench that shows to use 4 X 4 legs?
June 15, 2018 at 9:37 pm
Do you offer plans for the workbench that uses 4 X 4 for legs
June 16, 2018 at 12:41 am
You can find the 4 ft version here: https://funwithwoodworking.com/product/simple-strong-4ft-2×4-workbench-full-plans/
and the 8 ft version here: https://funwithwoodworking.com/product/simple-strong-8ft-2×4-workbench-full-plans/