A workbench is one of the most important tools in the shop. A good bench needs to be flat, stable and heavy. All Lie-Nielsen benches are made of Hard Maple, a native hardwood that is stable, heavy and tough. All workbench tops are machined flat within a tolerance of plus or minus .010". We recommend
that the top be reflattened as needed, every year or two. Drawbored mortise and tenon joints. Benches are supplied with two vise handles and two wooden square bench dogs. Dog holes are 1.150" x .950".
Lie-Nielsen benches are finished with a 3 equal-part mixture of spar-varnish, boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits. This traditional finish seals the wood, but does not make it slippery. The finish will need to be renewed from time to time.
All vise hardware that goes into our workbenches is made by us. For details on our vise hardware or to purchase some separately, please click here.
Shipping charges vary, depending on your location. The most economical shipping method is common carrier (UPS or Yellow Freight) Trestle base is shipped knocked down - some assembly is required. Before your bench arrives, you should make arrangements to get the crate off the truck (shipping weight is approximately 325-400 lbs) We also offer a special delivery service that will set up your bench for you in your shop. Please contact us for a quote on either service.
If you’d like an excuse to come to Maine, you can pick up your bench at our shop in Waldoboro, ME
Approximately 18 week lead time.