The bench will have a trestle base similar to my other workbenches and wall benches. This is efficient, strong and provides lots of space below for storage. I will be building a cabinet with drawers for the base later. Here's a few pics with progress to date.
|Cleaning up the inlay for the vertical pieces for the base. Nice curl in this maple.|
|Laying out to cut some tenons to match the mortises in the horizontal pieces|
|All the parts laid out to glue up base and the Lee Valley order for all the vises.|
|Time for some flattening of the top before starting to add the skirts for the 3 sides.|
|The top flattened and rough sanded, sitting on the base, letting it settle in while the glue finally dries.|
|Detail shot of legs showing inlay and barrel bolts holding the cross pieces in place.|