Part 2: The workbench top
In this video, I build the top of my new workbench. The most prominent feature of this top is a gird of holes with T-Nuts inserts, allowing me to clamp down my workpieces in the middle of the table.
I’m thrilled how the grid came out - it was much work - but it is nice and even and it is a convenient feature. I still need to build the actual clamps I can use on it, but this is a project for a later time. Another important aspect of the top is that I have an even overhang on all sides. Wich is needed to clamp things to the table using the regular wood clamps.
I constructed the top as a layer of five boards. All layers, except for the top layer, are glued together, allowing me to remove the top layer when it is beaten up and replace it with a new one. The second layer from the bottom is made out of plywood to prevent the T-Nuts from being pulled through the MDF boards. I’m not sure if this is necessary but better safe than sorry.