Small bench for door refurbs.

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Topic by GregfromKitchener posted 01-25-2009 01:04 AM 3850 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-25-2009 01:04 AM

I just signed up here. Great looking site though it will take a little to get used to. In the mean time I am looking for a small bench or stool that I could use to refurb doors without hanging on to them. Keep them on edge and route hinges without hanging on to the door. Does anyone have a pic or plans for something like that?

I am looking for something no taller then 2’ high and small enough that it wont take up half my van. Maybe 2 to 3’ long. Any pics or plans would be appreciated.

Now a little about me. I am a Renovator in Kitchener Ontario. I do basements, additions, attics. Kitchens and bathrooms. I have a number of very good subtrades electricians, plumbers and tile guys that I rely on. I mostly work on my own doing the framing right through to the painting and such but I am hoping to team up with my cousin who is a fantastic trim carpenter. I call him a miracle man but he gets ticked off at me for it. LOL I say too bad the truth hurts huh? LOL Anyway Thanks for any help you can give for my bench.

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01-25-2009 02:08 AM

i have an idea that ive always wanted to make for mortising and planeing doors and never seemed to get to it . that might be ideal for what you want . ill try to make you a drawing later tonight or tomorrow sometime .

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01-25-2009 04:27 AM

ok , you could make 2 of these as in left and right . you set the door between the 1×2 uprights and clamp it on to the door . one on each end of the door .you now have a free standing door on edge . piece of cake ! lol


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01-25-2009 06:10 AM

I was thinking about something like that but integrated into a small bench. So I would have a tray under it for small tools hinges and perhaps a few small jigs I made for routing out latch plates and striker plates. Thanks for the drawing it gives me some ideas. When I get the thing built I will post some pics for you. I would like to try to make it somewhat adjustable so I can do 1 3/4 doors too. I shall see what I can come up with.

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01-25-2009 07:56 AM

How about? “At one end it has a deep nick, to serve much the same purpose as the notched board used in fretworking; also to hold on edge such things as doors while their edges are planed up. Pushed back against the wall the trestle is then “as good as a boy.”“

stackable and one could have a fixed shelf or even a small toolbox fitted.


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01-26-2009 01:54 AM

Well, I always used a B&D workmate. That way it’s not a uni-tasker.

-- arborial reconfiguration specialist

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01-26-2009 07:15 PM

I am going to make one of those but I found something I think I am going to make along with it. Now if I can only figure out how to post a pic here. Ya good luck I dont post my pics on line. So no pics from me I guess. Its a work bench that is about 24” high and about 26 long maybe 20 or so wide. It has a 1 3/8 wide cut out on one end with a 2 layer leg system. THe second layer of plywood on the leg has a cut in it the same width so the door will fit right up between the hole in the top and into the leg. On the other end it had the same thing but 1 3/4” wide. There is a tray built in so you can store extra hinges and small jigs. Does that describe what I am looking at? High enough to stand on and install crown mold and low enough that Its not too big for the van.

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