Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Re: Use of walnut for bench top?...

roger lance
I'm agin' it: 1.) its soft and would get beat up....dented easily....etc. (some will favor this as it will be softer than most work pieces and take the abuse....not the work piece....I still don't buy this argument). 2.) its dark....makes things harder to see.....you want things brighter not dark and subdued for a working area.

Know that you may be making the last and only workbench you will ever make for yourself.....take your time.....use the best materials including hardware that you can afford.

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