This is the workbench that I recently finished. It started out as a standard workbench but then evolved and de-evolved. The original plans called for a 137" long 28" deep 37 1/4" tall workbench. Then I got thinking about haw I could maximize space in the shop and decided to make it with a removable center section for my miter saw, band saw, router table and other stuff. Unforunatly, I didn't spend as much time drawing up the second set of plans as I did the first. This led to me leaving it as a bench with a removable miter saw instead. For ease of build, it was built as two seperate benches, then tied together later. Each section is 55" long, and the space between them is 30". Originally the seperate sections were to be 69" long each. Then I would just butt the two pieces together and tie them into each other using the 2x4s that held the bench and shelf. After I redid the plans, I failed to design in a way to tie to two pieces together and didn't realize it until after they were both finished. So I needed some way to connect the two benches together. That where the shelf inbetween the two pieces came into play. I had already planned for the miter station to slide inbetween two 2x4s that were 3/4" apart. A nice tight fit keeps vibration to a minimum. That shelf like portion ties the two pieces together and acts as additional support for the Miter Saw. So now I have to build ANOTHER stand for my bandsaw and router table, as my bench no resides where they one sat.
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