This log workbench is great for an outdoor work space and can easily be built over the weekend.
You will need logs that have been peeled and are roughly:
- 2 @ 68" x 3"ø - Upper Rails
- 2 @ 63" x 3"ø - Lower Rails
- 4@ 32" x 4-1/2"ø - Legs
- 4@ 32" x 3"ø - Stretchers
- optional: 2 sheets 3/4" plywood
Start by making a 2-1/4" long x 1-1/2"ø tenon on one end of each leg. Make the same size tenon on both ends of the stretcher pieces and the lower rails.
Using an 1-1/2" forsner bit, drill the holes in the upper rails, 2-1/2" from the ends. Both holes must be in line with each other. Drill the holes 1-1/2" deep.
Measure and mark the legs 8-1/2" from the bottom for the lower rails and the stretchers. These holes are at 90° to each other. Drill another set of holes 8-1/2" from the top for the upper set of stretchers.
Dry fit everything together to make sure it all fits. Disassemble pieces and start to glue the workbench together using clamps to ensure a tight joint.
After glue has set up use a block plane to flatten the top edge of the upper rails to accept the top.
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- 2 sheet of 3/4" plywood glued and screwed together make a great econon top. Simple apply glue to the first sheet and spead smooth. Place the socond sheet on the first and screw together. Attach to the base with
6 - 2 " screws countersunk into the top.
- If you want a more durable top a butcher block top is best. Simply cut to 72" x 48" and round over the edges. Attch with 6 - 2" screws countersunk ino the top.