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I built this workbench with my dad out of jarrah and wandoo roof timbers. The top of the bench is pine.

If you're in Perth WA, we got the wood from Cape Salvage in Landsdale and the vise we found at Carba-tec.

180cm long
60cm deep
90cm high

Hand saw
reciprocal saw
plastic mitre box
Carpenters Square
tape measure

Step 1: Cut wood to selected dimensions

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Measure and the beams to the required size. We cut off the edges so we would have a straight edge to measure from.
We started out using the square as an edge to run the guide of the reciprocal saw along to get a straight line. We moved to hand sawing for most of the checks out of the wood because it was more accurate.
Minura lakvin2 months ago

looking very solid one. nice. i'm going to build it.

Winged Fist2 years ago
Nicely done! I've been thinking about making something like this as soon as I find some free lumber;-) When I do, this instructable will come in handy... Thanks!
seamster2 years ago
That's a good looking bench! Very nice work.
pfred22 years ago
I like my bench vises flush with the bench top, and aligned to a bench end too. I suppose I'm picky. Nice wood you made the base out of. Workbenches are handy. Enjoy yours.