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paul wheaton
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One of the high priority tasks is to get a workbench created.

In 2001 I built a workbench out of 2x6s. It was an excellent workbench. And was designed to have a little more height to it. The key component was that my compound miter saw was built into the workbench so that all of the workbench was level with the cutting surface of the saw. This turned out to be exceptionally brilliant and I used the saw for a LOT of projects.

In 2008 I moved into a community and did a similar thing - this time with a big stack of 2x4s. Here is a crappy picture of the bench under construction and another picture after construction.

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One of the important components was a deep shelf on the top. Not only did it stabilize the design, but it provided for a lot of storage of big things.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:One of the important components was a deep shelf on the top. Not only did it stabilize the design, but it provided for a lot of storage of big things.

It looks like you lined up the supports for the upper shelf to act as a fence for the miter saw as well. Excellent design.
 
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