Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ten Feet Of Beech

Customer benches. We love them. Especially when people put their guts into them. If the word awesome hadn't been ruined by generation X, I'd use it here. Cody, your bench is succinct.

Dear Benchcrafted, 

I just wanted to say thanks for your advice and how much I like the vise hardware. The vises are awesome.

I finished the bench a few days ago and I love it. I must say it was quite the project and am glad to be able to say it is finished.

I've got over 300 hrs in time on the build.

The finished dimensions of the top are 10' in length 5" in thickness and 28" wide.

I stuck by the plans where I needed but as you can see sized a few things up.

Many thanks for providing high quality vise hardware to the woodworking community.


Cody Armstrong


  1. Cody,

    Excellent execution.

    What kind of wood and finish did you use?

    1. Hello Shawn,

      The bench is made from 15/16" German beech. Everything is laminated.
      The finish is Watco Danish Oil(natural)


    2. Very nice! I don't envy the amount of laminations you did. The proportions look spot on. If you don't mind my asking, what dimensions did you upsize the legs to? They look, to quote Jameel, succinct.

    3. Hi Patrick,

      The legs are 6 1/4"x5".The rails are 5" tall.
      Yea the long laminations certainly raised the blood pressure :)

      Thank you all for the nice comments.


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