Work Bench

Editor's Choice - Apr 22, 2016

Here’s my latest project, just another work bench. It’s made out of European beech, Wenge, Holly, Red River gum burl, aluminium and steel.
Closed it measures 3 1/2″ × 11 1/2″ × 22 3/4" long. When it’s opened up it measures 11 1/2" wide x 12" tall x 38 3/4" long. The finish is Waterlox.

There is not any plans, yet anyway. This was just built and worked out as I went along. Maybe if I get time I’ll draw it up.

Thanks for checking out!

Woods: european beech wenge holly red river gum burl

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I'd rather be covered in sawdust


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Manitario ...

very unique design and superb craftmanship

a1jim ...

Wow Les,This should be titled the" Crown prince of benches",as always your work is masterfully built and exquisite in design and details.

Justsimplywood ...

Amazing workmanship

lanwater ...

It looks great.
Unique indeed.

lightweightladylefty ...


That is one ingenious bench . . . with all the hallmarks of Les Hasting quality! It looks like you thought of everything.

Thanks for sharing.

We’ve missed you on here. We were just looking on-line at Wisconsin’s largest home (35,000 square feet), built in 1996, and resold recently (after being on the market for years) for a mere $2,700,000. We commented on how it needed a Les Hastings kitchen so it could have sold for a decent price. Its kitchen didn’t come close to the ones you have done.


shipwright ...

That is just art Les. I love it.
What are the hinges?

Madts ...

One great piece of equipment.

— Madts.

Les Hastings ...

Hey thanks everyone! The hinges are beech and aluminum with a 3/8" steel rod running threw it.

RogerBean ...

Your project posts are always a treat for the eyes. Another lovely piece.

jim webster ...

looks real nice good work

Wheaties - Bruce A Wheatcroft ( BAW Woodworking) ...

What a fantastic job , impressive.

Mike40 ...

A real beauty and an ingenious design. If I had made this I would probably put it in my living room instead of abusing it in my shop.

Les Hastings ...

Madts, sorry missed your question about the hinges somehow. They are just wood knuckles with aluminum plates for strength and a 3/8" steel rod through it.

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