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Workbench overhang max ?

I'm planning my bench build (solid core door w/ 3/4in ply underneath) and am wondering how far out the wings of the top can go without being supported. I plan on a 7 foot table but would like the base to only be about 5 feet wide. Is this a bad idea, will I get sag? I will have an end vise on one of the wings.
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The top would be more than enough to extend a foot from the base. After all it would be 2 1/2" thick.

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This workbench has 9" overhangs on both ends for vices. Very solid. No warps. Now it even has vices on both ends.
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My solid core door has about an 18 inches overhang... no problem.

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I just made a bench with a Maple solid core door. I flush mounted it on one end and put a 3 inch overhang on the long sides and over hung the other end enough to accomidate a router. I would guess its about 18" and you cant tell its not secured any less undernieth than the parts that are. And i didnt waste a piece 0f 3/4 ply under it. i screwed the door right to the 1x6 top plates.

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I just made a bench with a Maple solid core door. I flush mounted it on one end and put a 3 inch overhang on the long sides and over hung the other end enough to accomidate a router. I would guess its about 18" and you cant tell its not secured any less undernieth than the parts that are. And i didnt waste a piece 0f 3/4 ply under it. i screwed the door right to the 1x6 top plates.
Good to hear you don't have any sag. I still am going to put ply underneath as I need to give the vise attachment bolts something to hold on to. I don't trust the particle board mush of the door to hold bolts.
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I used a SC door for my router table/bench.

There's about 9" unsupported on each end with no plywood between the cabinet and top.

No problems.

Be sure to leave a generous overhang all around for clamping.

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