Making workbench


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Old 03-05-17, 06:28 PM
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Making workbench

I'm following these plans to make a workbench.
The materials list calls for 14 times 2"x4"x8' studs.
However, in the cutting section, the longest cut from 1 piece of wood is 93". Why do I need 14 8' studs? Can't I just buy shorter ones for cheaper? What have I missed
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Old 03-05-17, 06:38 PM
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Eight-foot studs ARE 93 inches long. The "other" three inches are made up from the top and sole plates when building a wall.
 
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Old 03-05-17, 06:39 PM
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Maybe the words in parenthesis. (To build 2 tables) Cut the materials list in half to build one. If you are buying 4x8 sheets it makes sense to build two. And I don't think shorter studs are necessarily cheaper per foot.

Not to be overly precise, but precut stud length is 92 5/8". (Add a bottom plate and double top and you have 97 1/8 or so for a standard 8' wall.)

But according to the cut sheet, you will want at least 4 full 8' long studs, to make the 60 + 33, precuts wold be too short.
 
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Old 03-06-17, 07:19 AM
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Pre-cut studs can be more expensive.

8 ft. is the shortest "standard" length available.

Looks like there will be considerable plywood wasted.

Depending on your needs, 1 sheet of plywood will will make a similarly designed table 2 ft. by 8 ft.

I like my table top to overhang the frame by a couple of inches so I can clamp work pieces to the table as I am working. This reduces the dimensions of the frame and shelf accordingly.
 
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Old 03-06-17, 02:57 PM
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I like my table top to overhang the frame by a couple of inches so I can clamp work pieces to the table as I am working. This reduces the dimensions of the frame and shelf accordingly.
This is a big plus. Do it!
 
 

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