Homeschooling bench

Homeschooling workbench

The client was looking for a workbench that had options galore. That included a bench that could easily be moved, overhang so that you could sit it comfortably and be a woodworking workbench as well.

We designed a bench that has an overhang and a lower shelf, allowing seating around the bench on stools. Retractable castors allows the person working on the bench to have an entirely stable work surface, something that we have found locking castors not to give. And it is a workbench as well.

This is a great bench to sit around and do your work if you are home schooling, although it is a little bit late now for lock-down schooling (we hope).

08 June, 2020|Bench, castors, House, woodworking|0 Comments

Prototype workbench for the WA Wood Show

We have been looking to add a new range of workbenches to our catalogue and decided to show this Tasmanian Oak flat-top woodworking workbench at the WA Wood Show.

This workbench is 2,000×600 and 900 high. The legs are laminated Tasmanian oak and the shelf and top rails are mortised through the leg for added stability. We wanted to try a different construction method than our usual bolted construction, so the mortise and tenon joints were enjoyable to incorporate.

The top is 64mm thick, so that there is no rebound when hammering and the weight is enough to keep the work surface stable. We also found some beautiful salmon coloured Jarrah boards for the bottom shelf and they are a perfect contrast to the primary timber.

The top is off-centre so that you can sling a vice under the right-hand end (as pictured). It is also a simple task to add dog-holes and a tail vice. The HNT Gordon Tail vice would look great and be a perfect addition to this bench.

Tasmanian Oak workbench

04 August, 2018|Bench, woodworking|0 Comments

Large Tuart workbench

The customer was looking for a very large bench with a light colour timber for the work surface and lots of storage. This bench is 2.4m long and 900mm deep with 6 square legs. After construction, we realised the middle legs were entirely unnecessary, as the thickness and rigidity of the top meant the middle legs did nothing.

The storage was a great addition and the pattern makers vice was my first like that.

The Tuart top was 50mm thick laminated boards and it took some work finding boards that long and thick to meet our needs. Our thanks to Derek Doak, the Timber Bloke in Cockburn.
Large Tuart workbench

24 March, 2018|Bench, Commission, woodworking|0 Comments

Large Hybrid workbench

When this customer came into our workshop to discuss us making a bench for her, she looked at our assembly workbench said that she wanted one just like ours. The workbench takes the Standard workbench and adds a Jarrah board where you work most frequently hence the name РLarge Hybrid workbench.

The bench shown is 1800×1200, with a Jarrah strip on the top as a re-inforced work surface. As the customer said, almost all of the hard work we do on a woodworking bench is in a small area.

There is a wide apron on all sides with this bench to create a heavy workbench that won’t move during any process and gives a vertical clamping surface wherever you need it.

Being a kit bench, it will take at least 2 people to lift the top into position.


14 December, 2016|Bench, Commission, woodworking|0 Comments

Big Black Bench

This bench is a real hybrid for the client, lots of storage with a stainless steel top and blackened jarrah features. There is cabinet storage, drawers and a tool box included in this 2.4m long bench. The blackened jarrah creates a great contrast between the timber and the stainless steel top on half of the bench top.

Being one of the last benches using flooring particleboard, it would have been nice to see this with plywood as the panels in the drawers and storage.

Big Black bench

15 July, 2016|Bench, Commission, woodworking|0 Comments