Workbench plan refinements
So ive pretty well decided my next project will be a nice, solid wood workbench, now that i have room for it. Ive got a few things narrowed down so far, but id like to see what other people think, preferably who have built a bench like it before.
There are a few things ive fairly solidly decided on. The raw wood is going to be construction grade SPF lumber, instead of the more traditional hard maple, to keep costs way down. The plans dont show it yet, but im going to go with a face vise and a wagon/tail sort of vice, along with a row of dog holes.
There are a few things ive yet to decide on. The base i plan on M&T joining, but ive hit a little snag on attaching the top. I bounced back and forth between bolting the top to the base somehow or a through tenon. At the moment im leaning to through tenon, for rigidity, but as the same time i cant decide if i want to wedge and glue it or think up a way to make the top a little more removable. The reason for that is so if later down the line i have a little more money and decided to make a hardwood top, i could reuse the base.
Any input on the attacked plans is much appreciated. Mostly, im wondering what other people wouldve done different or included on their benches so i dont make the same mistake. Theres a few random things ive been kicking around, like running t-track along the length for more clamping options, but i cant decide on practicality