A Cousin to the ‘Milkman’s Workbench’
An eagle-eyed reader spotted this small benchtop that looks like the bigger Danish brother to the portable Milkman’s Workbench I wrote about in the June 2013 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine.
This benchtop was made by LEVARD, a company in Denmark that still manufactures workbenches. I’ve seen LEVARD workbenches in Europe and even the United States. They are distinguished by their unusual tool trays, which are not usually part of the benchtop proper.
This portable benchtop, which is for sale in an upcoming David Stanley auction, doesn’t appear to be made by LEVARD anymore. At least, I cannot find it on the company’s English-language site.
I also am not sure if it was intended to be a portable benchtop, like the Milkman’s Workbench. I have seen this top in a couple places that was attached to a spindly base. It would be difficult to use this bench if clamped to a kitchen cabinet or dining table because the rear row of dog holes would be rendered useless.
But other than that gripe, it’s a pretty cool little bench. If you own one like it, let us know in the comments.
— Christopher Schwarz, who still has a thing for workbenches.
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