Office Roubo at the finish line

Assembled workbench prior to final top sanding and finishing.

The leg to top joinery was checked and declared ready to go. Once dry assembled, I trimmed the tenons with hand saw and re-verified fit. Final sanding and pre-finish applied to base components, the underside and edges of the top. 

The workbench was assembled in my office to avoid squeezing through doors and obstructions our home offers. Once knocked together the top received final sanding and two (or was it three?) coats of oil/varnish finish.

Base for tool cabinet showing half-lap joinery

The bench is not glued together so it may be knocked apart in the future. Should be solid enough for my endeavors. Tight joinery and gravity will be sufficient.

My intent and plan (at least at some point in the design process) was for the existing tool cabinet to rest on the stretchers. However, somewhere along the way that objective was lost. The cabinet was not deep enough to rest on the stretchers. So I had to create a new base. Cut up an old Philippine Mahogany desk to create a simple base using half lap joinery. This base is (mostly) hidden from view. 

That my friends, is a wrap.

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