Sam’s Tropical Wood Roubo Workbench

Viewer Project - By Sam Marine from Kajang, Malaysia
Added on June 22, 2015

This project is nothing special as most woodworkers have built a Split Top Roubo Workbench or just any woodworking workbench. I recently completed my workbench and have published my work on . I also have a blog which will bring you step-by-step throughout the entire process of me crafting this workbench.

This hand crafted Split Top Roubo Workbench took me about 25 months to complete which included 12 months for wood drying time and bench parts gathering. It was based on a plan by Benchcrafted and my tail vise is of Benchcrafted as well. The wood material used for this workbench is a type of tropical hard wood namely Meranti Wood, which is found here in Malaysia. The finish is a simple linseed oil. During the crafting process of this workbench, minor mistakes were made and corrected.

Well, do take a look at my Split Top Roubo Workbench and leave a comment and tell me what you think. My Next project will be a Maloof-inspired rocker chair using a Meranti wood. I think it will be the first Sam Maloof rocker in tropical hardwood.


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