Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Powell River British Columbia, Canada
Hi again Rick
I am going to build a work bench using 2" by 4" alder on edge. I have the alder, so that's why I am using it. I have enough to build a bench about three feet wide by about ten feet long. My plan is to laminate the 2x4 together with three or four pre-threaded ready rods to help hold them together and prevent any possible delaminating. I haven't worked out the base yet, so I'll build the top for now, and figure out the base later. I have a feeling that your hickory will be even stronger than the alder.