Suggestions for benchwork tabletop

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Edgar, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. Edgar

    Edgar New Member

    Folks, I'm about to start working on my first benchwork. From what I'm seeing, birch plywoods (4x8s, 1/2", 1/4" thickness) are more expensive than what I thought. Any suggestions on a possible substitute? I'll REALLY appreciate your feedback!!!![​IMG]
  2. zedob

    zedob Member

    2 inch thick pink or blue foam insulation. 2 ft x 8 ft @ $8-$11 per plank.

    It's plenty strong if you have a decent sub-frame. Do a search. There have been some recent posts about that exact subject.
  3. martyv

    martyv New Member


    Note the post in Tips and Tricks section on using used or slightly damaged flush hollow core doors. If you can find yourself a remodeling contractor or a demolition contractor they probably can get you all you want at a pretty cheap (free) price. You still can add foam to the top a still be in business.


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