If you’re in the market for a massive, heavy laminated slab of Southern yellow pine for a workbench top, and can be in Wellman, Iowa, on October 15 for pickup, this news is for you.
The Abraham brothers (the brain trust behind Benchcrafted) have unearthed another cache of Roubo-worthy wood, this time in the form 1960s laminated beams. This stuff is 5-1/4″ thick, 22″ wide and 38′ long – but Jameel and Father John will cut them into 7′-8′ lengths (or whatever else you might want), and load them into your vehicle. Plus they’ll fill you up with bratwurst and offer rides in their vintage Porsches. They’ll also have some Benchcrafted vises on hand for sale.
Two 7′-8′ long chunks are $750 – that’s enough wood to make the bench from “The Anarchist’s Workbench.”
For more info, check out the hashtag #schlabaughbeams on Intsagram, scroll through the @benchcrafted feed for pictures of big wood, or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
9 thoughts on “SYP Beams in Benchtop Form”
Brain trust is stretching it
It’s a typo. Supposed to be “beef trust.”
“A bench can be too wide, but not too long…” So, how many legs do you think I’d need for a 38′ long bench?
The two you’ve got should take you all the way from one end to the other. 😉
Did not realize you guys were from Iowa. Just moved from Dsm area just across the MN border. Probably won’t make this event but cool to know you are local-ish
Nope, need ‘em at least 40’…
I’m partial to 20″ – 40″ is too much room on which to pile stuff. For me.
Any word on if the beams are full of nails, or are they laminated only with glue? This is almost literally my backyard… wasn’t planning on getting any roubo supplies for a while but this is a bit tempting. Before the roubo build is supposed to be a DTC build, once the book comes out (cough, cough Megan).
No clue – email the Brothers Benchcrafted. (And noted)
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