Reclaimed Beech Ruobo Workbench

This Workbench was built from reclaimed Beech hardwood used in the beams of a Civil War-era Pennsylvania barn. It is a Ruobo hybrid design, inspired by one made by John Tretault. This bench is 450 lbs. of pure stability. The wood is worm-holed, checked and hand-hewn in places. The massive shoulder and end vises are from Lie Nielsen and will hold a 24" wide board vertically for dovetailing and a 6'10" long board horizontally for planing. 2" strips glued-up form the top which is 24" wide, 6' long and 4" thick. The legs are 6"x6" and are haunch mortised to accept the half dove-tail stretchers which are held in place with the half-dovetail knock-in pins. The price quoted is for the reclaimed lumber. I can make this workbench in Maple, or American or European Beech at a better price. Rudy Metz

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