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Roubo workbench what wood?

Have recently started to mill my own lumber and have a ton of white oak. I would like to know if this wood is any good for a Roubo style workbench. And if any one has pictures of there work benches
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I used oak from my top and hemlock for the legs. You can use anyood you can.
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I have two. One I built about 28 years ago and the other was given to me. It's German made and sold by a group in Co.

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I made this one from maple oak and walnut. The top is maple and the skirt and legs are oak. The drawer fronts are walnut with poplar sides and backs.

The skirt is slotted and allows for explanation and contraction of the top. The drawer carcase just sits in the middle of the legs. The top also just rests on the legs. Weight keeps it in place. I wouldn't have a bench without a tool tray. Its a great place for tools and material your using at the time. No more tools rolling of and dulling their edge. I finished it with wiping varnish and think its the best product for a work bench. Far exceeds poly. This bench is my best friend.



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This one is German made. The vises are perfect and are a joy to use. The bench is a little too narrow for my work and it's a little light. But good to have along with my other bench. Both are exactly the same height 34 1/2".

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I don't know how anyone can work without one.

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Al I love that first bench. Beautiful
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