A few years ago I was fortunate enough to locate and buy a curious vintage woodbench. The seller mentioned that it had been in the family and had been built sometime in the late 1800s.
Although well worn, I liked the construction of the bench and decided to make an exact replica for sale. What you see in the photo is the result.
Six feet long, 32" tall and only 19" from front to back, it features a leg vise, a tool tray, two shelves, holes for bench dogs and a holdfast (seen in photo), and various clamping and sawing features. Built from reclaimed red oak beams and planks. One interesting feature is the fact that it is held together by wedges and can be disassembled for transport.
The original vintage bench was carefully cleaned and has ended up in our kitchen to be used as a side table.