So a few weeks back i decided i was going to build myself a workbench so i can make stuff :0
And using nothing but hand-tools and joinery (no nails, screws or glue) i set to work..
Started by cutting mortice and tenon joints for the legs
after a while i had the front legs assembled 🙂 and they are pretty sturdy
After a few days working on and off (and weather permitting) i had the work surface and front legs complete 🙂 Dovetail joints hold the two top planks of the work-surface to the legs pretty well, i can lift the whole thing up by the top and it doesn’t come apart :D. also set in pegs to keep the legs and the crossbeam together.
All that’s left is the tool-tray, back legs, and two braces to go across the crossbeams for added support. the back legs will also be the ends for the tool tray.
more pics when i can carry on building (work at a standstill cos fupid rain since Thursday. luckily i got the bench and all the wood wrapped up in a tarp so it doesn’t get wet.. nothing worse than working with wet timber 😡