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Would hickory be good for a work bench?I plan on having it cut to 2 1/4" x3 1/2 for the top and 3x3 for the legs.Is hickory stable enough? Will it stay flat and straight.Any help would be appreciated. Rick
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Hi Rick

I don't kow about the stability of hickory, but it is certainly tough and durable. I would think it would make a great work bench.

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Gerry, thanks for answering,I have some hickory logs that I plan to make a butcher block counter top and figured I'd make a thicker one for a work bench topand build me one.I certainly need it. Thanks, Rick
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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.

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