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Made with pine. I added silica gel to the feet so it is much more steady.
It’s a 6 ft X 24 in X 39 in made with radiata pine.
After watching a lot of videos and stocking the hand tools necessary, I began my own work bench project. I am making my work bench from fir bought in a local shop. I let the fir dry for a couple of weeks, and I have now completed the bench top. I am current working on the legs, and should be able to assemble these in a few days. Furthermore, the aprons have been glued up, these just need to be planed. On my bench, I will make my own leg vice from a beech plank that I got cheap. I will use a veritas spindle for this.
Using only CLS timber from Wickes (UK), first joints I’ve ever made!
I wanted a work bench for some time and following the series was a great experience.
2×6 pine with Douglas for legs
Mine completed in Jan 2016, of Southern yellow pine. Paul’s videos and the book chapter made the project simple. Thanks Paul!
Taken 3 months of working odd days to get this far. Working on the top before fitting vice. Excellent project I have learnt a lot thanks Paul.
The bench was built from construction pine with tools bought for me over Christmas and my birthday. I had to redo two of the legs after a major measuring mistake! Thoroughly enjoyed using the router plane. The best part of the build was my 9 year old son Alfie helping to apply the Danish oil finish.
Haven’t started yet! I have a few projects to wrap up, then I can do the project without distractions. We don’t have access to a used lumber yard in Hanford, Ca. but I will check out a a place called Habitat For Humanity and see if any used lumber is available. I look forward to a relaxing project. I did pick up a very nice bench vise at a local swap meet for $40.00…a nice purchase! I plan to begin on the 1st of May…wish me luck!
I based the design of my bench off of Paul Sellers original workbench with a morovean base. I chose to use pine with blo finish. It is very solid but portable!
Last week I finally started my ‘Paul Sellers Workbench’. I used for the legs scraps of laminated meranti poles that I have planed manually with a stanley nr°4. The rails are laminated from red norwegian pine (22x120mm) to a triple thickness. The dowels to reinforce the mortise and tennon connection were made from an old broomstick (maple). I want to use douglas for the worksheet, the aprons and the tool well.
Pine from Lowe’s. Made mine a little less wide and deep to better fit my space.
Aged 58, my first piece of hand woodworking, made out of pine following Paul’s now famous ‘Build your workbench in the garden’ video, but using a Black & Decker Workmate as my vice and bench. I managed to find on Gumtree an old rusty Record 52 1/2 quick release vice (the one with an RD number stamped in the top) going for under £20, and with a bit of fettling it came up a treat. Although, rather than the standard blue I thought I’d go with British Racing Green. The bench may not be perfect, but I was chuffed to bits at my first attempt. Especially as not having a proper router, I had to make do with a Paul Seller’s poor man’s router. Oh, and I managed to complete the job, needing only one plaster (Band-Aid).
I built the workbench from 10 species of wood. Douglas Fir, Curly Douglas Fir, Sapele Mahogany, Maple, Curly Redwood, black Walnut, Cherry, Hickory, Alder and Western Red Cedar. I added a cabinet maker’s vise, a wagon vise and lots of dog holes. The wagon vise uses veneer press vise hardware to save money. The bench is about 36 inches long and 38 inches tall. I will use it for sharpening and restoration of tools and such. Also, I will build a full size bench with it’s help.
My first woodworking project. Thanks to your video channel I found a new hobby. It was a really adventurous journey. For the legs I used scraps of meranti and pine. The strongest part of the douglas top and lacking experience I used birch plywood to finish everything.
Added 6 inches on the right to accomodate a tale vise. Made completely from 2×4 construction grade #2 fir lumber. My first hand cut mortises.
My bench was built with pine lumber. The top is laminated 1×4’s, the trestles are 2×4’s, and the sides are 2×12’s. I built this bench 2 1/2 years ago after watching Paul’s first workbench series. Note the lack of a vise. I have gotten very good at using holdfasts on the top and apron for holding and securing my work. Although, I do still plan to add a vise in the future.
I had been wanting to try a project using local reclaimed pine from old houses, barns and warehouses, and the workbench was the perfect opportunity. I finished it with a leftover can of Danish oil, which sure brought out the character of that old wood!