Roubo Workbench Build Complete
by Patrick Harper - Blood, Sweat, and Sawdust
They say that the journey is more important than the destination. I agree. However, it’s hard not to get excited about knocking this off of the list.
After some deliberation, I decided to finish the workbench with boiled linseed oil. I found that the best way to apply the finish was with a squeeze bottle and a rag. The bench will sit on an unprotected garage floor, so I don’t want it to wick up moisture. It doesn’t feel much slicker than before and it looks pretty.
It was a long journey, but I learned a lot along the way. The joinery on this thing is massive. That alone was a challenge. Milling the boards by hand taught me a lot about wood and how to use hand planes. This was also my first time draw-boring a wood joint. I definitely think I’ll be using this technique again in the future.
The bench is solid. I absolutely love the Bench Crafted hardware. I can’t wait to get started using this beast. Thanks for everyone’s support and advice.
You can find links to my other Roubo posts here: Project Index