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Posted: 3/2/2006 3:41:31 PM EDT
I ordered this through the sportmans guide and it is everythig they claim +

I used 5/8 plywood for the two under shelves and 3/4 inch MDF for the top.


shop.sportsmansguide.com/cb/cb.asp?a=207081



Link Posted: 3/2/2006 3:56:18 PM EDT
I may have to get one of those.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 6:35:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AcidGambit:
I may have to get one of those.



This bench is so stable and level I was pretty impressed.
Heavy too.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 6:40:25 AM EDT
Holy Bob Villa Batman that is exactly what I need. Are those 2 X 4s? Just cut them to the length you want?
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:03:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
Holy Bob Villa Batman that is exactly what I need. Are those 2 X 4s? Just cut them to the length you want?



Yep, The easy way to do it is lay the plywood out on the floor after you have it the size you want and lay the 2x4's around the perimeter and attach the 2x4's to each other with screws.
Once you have made all three frames them you lay the frame in the lower section first and then drop the plywood in on top of the frame and secure with screws and repeat with the next 2 sections.
It was as easy as i described.

The heavy duty plastic corners have pre drilled holes to attach the corners to the 2x4's.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:12:51 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:22:32 AM EDT
60 bucks for some plastic hardware? I don't understand.

Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:33:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 9:40:54 AM EDT by jrzy]

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
60 bucks for some plastic hardware? I don't understand.




You would if you saw the stablity and ease of the contruction.

The heavy duty plastic corners make it self leveling and sturdy as hell.
I could have used 4x4 for the corners and a slight saving but you wouldn't get the stability this has.

Inside the corners there are shelves that hold the 2x4's.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:54:42 AM EDT
Tag for later. I think I need this.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:13:21 AM EDT
Just a thought here guys but If you use plywood for the lower shelves (lighter) and MDF for the top for stability you will need to trim the MDF, it came in 49" X 97"
I said WTF?
I recommend using 3/4 inch MDF for the top.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:16:36 AM EDT
hmmmm....I might have to get one of those. Thanks for the heads up.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 11:05:49 AM EDT
Here is the same thing but cheaper!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00006RGKY/qid=1141416185/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-1747453-2748133?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance&n=228013
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:11:22 PM EDT
These benches are actually pretty good, especially for a reloading set up.


The recommendation for the MDF top is good, as it is dense, flat, and smooth. I would seal it with some oil then wax it so it would be non stick. One other point, MDF isn't very strong and can't span 4X8 feet without support. It would be a good idea to put some 2X3 or 2X4 "joists" under the top so it would add rigidity and strength to the top. Glue and screw the MDF top to its frame.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 1:48:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By A_G:
These benches are actually pretty good, especially for a reloading set up.


The recommendation for the MDF top is good, as it is dense, flat, and smooth. I would seal it with some oil then wax it so it would be non stick. One other point, MDF isn't very strong and can't span 4X8 feet without support. It would be a good idea to put some 2X3 or 2X4 "joists" under the top so it would add rigidity and strength to the top. Glue and screw the MDF top to its frame.




Yeah thats what we did.
One on each end and three in between.
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