There comes a time in everyone’s life when they must let go. Circumstances change and priorities shift. And so, it is with great regret, that I am relinquishing my old workbench to my parents. It will live a new life as a kitchen island.
The bench is, after all, home center douglas fir. A toothed planing stop and holdfast holes are no good for a kitchen surface, so I plugged them up with what I had on hand. Red Oak dutchmen and dowel rods. I did my best to select clear wood when laminating the top, but douglas fir isn’t the most uniform of woods. So all in all, for the sake of cleanliness, it should get a coat of paint on the top.
I did leave the two post holes for an aluminum planing stop, though. If I ever need to do woodworking at my parents’ house, it would be great to have a functioning workbench. And a planing stop goes a long way toward a functioning workbench. I still think this would have been a fantastic work bench to have in my old apartment.
This workbench has been largely redunant for a long time. So I’m glad it will find a good home and free up some room outside my workshop.