I just finished my workbench, following the youtube videos of Paul Sellers. I started with rough sawn scandinavian pine, which I had to plane by hand. This was a lot of work and really good hand jointing practice. I also enjoyed chopping mortises and making tenons.
I am really happy with how it turned out 🙂 Now I am ready for more woodworking. I attach a picture.
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Hi Djupdal, that’s nice work indeed! And I like the cut-offs on the aprons. And I see, that you have saved yourself the trouble of laminating the legs, which is probably no trouble at all. I might go that way too, because I have a problem joining the halves of my massive legs of 12x12cm. At the short length, the wood won’t bend much at all and, while the first two legs were done easily, many exhausting sessions didn’t get me to close the gaps on the other two ones.
The scandinavian pine looks beautiful, very nice grain and colour! What finish did you put on, if any?
Hi Dieter. Thanks.
Yes, the legs are solid wood (7cm x 9.5cm). 12×12 legs are really thick, my bench is very sturdy even with the thinner legs. I have been following your workbench thread (thanks for posting) and know about the leg problem. I don’t have enough experience to give advice, but keep working and you will succeed 🙂
The pine sure is beautiful. I think it is the same thing Paul Sellers call European redwood pine. In Norway we have a long tradition for making furniture from our local pine, I really like it. I put on three layers of Rustins Danish oil. Easy, and it turned out great.
Thanks for your concern! I have four 8x8cm legs to use, in case I get tired of trying this laminationl. But I also made a few other things, so, obviously (didn’t know myself before), I am not in a hurry.
Unfortunately, pine is very expensive in Germany, the industry prefers to shred pine for cheap furniture or make pallets. Of course, in return, it means, that small pieces of pine are dirt cheap – used pallet wood…
Now I look forward to the projects, that you will do on your new work-bench!
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