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END ASSEMBLIES OF BASE, AS IN FIGURE 2 BELOW

FIRST:

UPPER FACE BLOCK

(5 x 16)

THIRD:

GLUE FACE BLOCKS IN PLACE

LOWER FACE BLOCK

(5*9)

building the

As you can see in Figure 1 above, the base consists of two end assemblies connected by four rails. And to keep things simple, the base is built in sections. [ started with the end assemblies first.

End Assemblies. Unlike a traditional workbench with four legs, the two end assemblies act as the bench's legs. This does two things: First, it gives the bench a rigid base, and second, the joinery is simple.

A quick check of Figure 2 shows that the each end assembly is made up of a pair of comer posts connected by an MDF panel. Each "post" consists of two identical pieces that wrap around the MDF panel. To make the posts, all you have to do is line up the parts along the edge and glue them together.

When the glue is dry, the comer posts will then be ready for the MDF panels (Figure 2a). Adding the panels is a good way to ensure the assemblies stay square and stable.

The panels run the full length of the corner posts and are glued and screwed in place. With that done, you're ready to attach the rails.

Rails. The rails connect the end assemblies to create a sturdy base.

FIGURE

After cutting them to size, line up the rails flush with the edges of the end assemblies. Some glue and a pair of carriage bolts hold each end of the rail to the end assemblies {Figures 1 and la). To provide a

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