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wood for workbench

With my sawhorses ready and waiting, the plan clear in my mind and hardware in place, it’s time to start progressing the workbench project. On balance, I think I’d say the U.S. has easier access to timber suitable for workbenches than we do in the U.K. I say that after enviously looking on at Jay Bates collecting long, wide, planed and untreated Southern Yellow Pine for his workbench project.

I use the term “easier” because for all the assimilation and mixed blessings that the Big Orange Retail Giants have brought, ease of access does prove very useful. Although I can’t pick up timber of the same standard from the U.K. BORGs, I can work with what they stock and I can call in after work during the week or at the weekend. Please don’t take this as the only option. If you have a local small-scale supplier with good timber, then do please support them.

Wood For Workbench

Although some might have a touch of sick in their mouths after seeing “Studwork” grade timber, please just hear me out.


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