French Workbench Vs Ikea Tv Stand
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Editor's note: Eric first shared this post on reddit.com/r/woodworking and I asked him to write a follow-up article on how he chose his workbench from 'Workbenches Revised Edition: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use' by Christopher Schwarz (which is 50% off at the time of this writing!).
- David Lyell My first workbench was an Ikea TV stand that we put in our garage to save space in our apartment's living room.The BESTÅ was never intended to be anything other than a thing to set a TV on, but it was what I had and we could still park in the garage with it in there, so I tried to make it work.
However, there were several major problems.The BESTÅ was lightweight which made it slide and shake when handsawing or chiseling.I didn't have a handplane at the time, but I can't imagine that would have gone well at all.
It was also short, which killed my back anytime I had to…well…use it for something other than a tool rest.Finally, it was difficult to clamp down anything, as only the front edge was exposed.I was usually able to find creative workholding solutions, but it slowed...