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    Default New bench

    As we speak I have a man in building me my first bench. So excited. Previous to this my surface has been a bouncy breakfast bar at the wrong height, leading to chronic neck pain. Hoping it will lead to even greater productivity with everything to hand and no more travelling across the room to get my drill out of a cupboard every time I want to use it.

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    I was just thinking about that and how excited you’ll be. Hope it all goes well. Glad the wood is being put to good use

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    Bet you can't wait!

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    And a picture of your bespoke bench when its done. Dennis

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    I will Dennis . So far there's been a lot of sawing. The boards are already cut up and form the bench. I went with a shallow cut out so that the bench pin could fit in the wardrobe and the door drawn across, when not in use, without impediment. Other wood is being used to make a wee shelf unit.

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    Well here it is my new bench in a wardrobe. I've found in so much better already and my productivity has improved. When you have everything to hand it makes such a difference.
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    That looks fabulous Sheena!! You must be really pleased and you've got everything to hand too.
    Jules

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheen View Post
    Well here it is my new bench in a wardrobe. I've found in so much better already and my productivity has improved. When you have everything to hand it makes such a difference.
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    The wood worked well! I like the leather attachment.amazing what you can do with an old chair. Looks really neat

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    Congratulations Sheena, that looks really inviting. For ventilation, do leave doors and windows open when soldering, though.

    Also as you now can't escape through the back of the wardrobe how will you get to the other side?.Dennis.

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    Ah the old chair leather wasn't big enough in the end so I bought Durston's bench apron from cookson. I'm rather pleased with it, though I might need to adjust it a little as I don't think I've quite got it hanging right yet. I'm still waiting on a filing cabinet from IKEA. They have a terrible delivery service so whether I'll ever get one is debatable. I'm not soldering on the bench, still doing that in the kitchen where there's less soft furnishings to set alit. I don't need to go through the back of the wardrobe. Just sitting in there transports me to another world. One filled with silver and gemstones

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