Workbench to look good and get the job done

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 06/06/2017 - 07:31

I designed this bench based off Ana's workbench to get the job done template.  I added a few features like a pegboard, under-cabinet lights, and a recessed saw table and spent some extra time to stain each piece before adding to the bench.  I took my time to build this - using free hours on the weekends and evenings over the course of about 4 months.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Probably about $250-$300.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
2x4s for the frame / 3/4" maple plywood for the bench top
Finish Used
Behr Cedar Naturaltone All-in-one wood finish for the frame. Varathane Cabernet Stain & Poly for the tops, with two coats of clear poly on top of that. I like the poly finish for the look and because it makes it easy to wipe up glue or other messes.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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