Suggestions for benchwork tabletop

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

  1. Edgar

    Edgar New Member

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    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

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    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

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    Edgar,

    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.

    martyv