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Which book by Christopher Schwartz for bench making?

One of these 2 I'm planning on getting unless you guys have a better suggestions or know of free plans for one.

The Workbench Design Book: The Art & Philosophy of Building Better Benches

Workbenches: From Design And Theory To Construction And Use

Or his video "Build a Two-Day Workbench"

I will just get a top from here since it is solid maple 2 1/4" thick

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I've read both. The second is an extension of the first. It provides more detailed examples of different bench designs.

If you are going to follow Schwarz's bench philosophy, your planned top may not reconcile with the bench you design, because it is shorter and deeper than he recommends in those books. That said, the bench you choose depends on what kind of work you do.
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I've read both. The second is an extension of the first. It provides more detailed examples of different bench designs.

If you are going to follow Schwarz's bench philosophy, your planned top may not reconcile with the bench you design, because it is shorter and deeper than he recommends in those books. That said, the bench you choose depends on what kind of work you do.
That was just one of several tops I can get as they also have a 72" W x 36" D x 2-1/4" Thick maple top.
http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/wo...-x-2-1-4-thick

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