Our latest Workbench Idea comes from Tom M. from The Woodlands, Texas who has built a modified Nicholson English Workbench with a leg vise. This juggernaut weighs in at around 300 pounds and is solid as a rock. Tom also shows us the various major steps of construction that he used to build this monster bench from planing & joinery of the various wood components through glue-up and final assembly. Enjoy!
This design was inspired by Paul Sellers on YouTube. My version is a bit bigger. I built is using hand tools only – just to see if I could.
The wood materials are Southern Yellow pine construction lumber purchased from Lowes.
The bench is sealed with boiled linseed oil, weighs about 300 pounds and is as solid as a rock. I think it will last.
Tom M. – The Woodlands, Texas