Phase 0 : Workspace & Wood

Tem­po­rary Work­bench
First to cre­ate some kind of tem­po­rary work­bench.  I cur­rently have this so was able to cre­ate at least a basic work­sta­tion.

The under­side of the table how­ever was an impos­si­ble clamp­ing sur­face.

 

 

 

 

So I sawed off the front to make it flush with the top rail then took one of the shelves and drilled it up under­neath to cre­ate a fairly flat sur­face.  I also knocked out the back a lit­tle so I could feed a clamp in from behind.

Not great, but it beats my pre­vi­ous sad excuse for a “work­bench”…

Lum­ber
With the tem­po­rary work­bench ready to go I headed to Spaeth Lum­ber and picked out 8 of their best 2x8x12 kiln dried Dou­glas Fir boards.  I choose Doug Fir because that’s as close as I could find to South­ern Yel­low Pine here in Ore­gon.  Kiln dried was a tad extra but seemed worth it to avoid the dry­ing and flex­ing issues of green wood.

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