|Quote History The secret of building a sturdy bench is good design (lots of 2x4's and a 1 1/2 thick top) and using wood glue and screws to fasten all joints.
Originally Posted By 50BMGdoesitforme:
I don't feel TOO bad posting to this thread since it's been dug up fairly recently.
I'm about to build another reloading bench, and my current one (which is not at all rock solid) moves just enough with every stroke of a press that whatever is stacked on it slightly shifts, eventually causing an avalanche. I was going to actually isolate the bench itself from any shelves to prevent this sort of thing from happening, but from all the above posts, movement seems to be a non-issue as long as the bench is sturdily built. I assume this is the issue or people would be actively solving it. Can anybody confirm that a bench built in the ways described in this thread won't cause the issues I've described?
Simple as that. Wood glue is something non wood workers need to learn about. Yes it makes a big difference.