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    A New Bench (on the cheap)

    I managed to finally finish a bench I've been building for over a year. I couldn't find anything to make the top out of, at least not in my price range (free). We rearranged a few things in the house recently and needed to downsize the computer desk. I had made it out of an old table and some doors long ago. The table top is made from 1.5" strips of pine...now I have my bench top!

    The drawers were salvaged from Drake University when they rehabed some dorms and were giving away built in desks. The rest is just 2X material that I found at building sites. My dad gave me the vice, he found 3 of them when packing up his shop in KS! It's 46" wide, 28" deep and 38" tall (I like tall benches)
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    Looks like that's going to do the job just fine!
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    Thanks Rennie! So far it's just another place for things to pile up on, but someday...maybe some flatwork projects!
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    Jeff,
    looks like that'll hold stuff, and hold stuff up all righty. Nice job!
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    Thanks Ned!
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    Sweet, Nothing better then a table to get your projects off the floor
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