Lie-Nielsen Roubo Workbench
The thick slab top and massive trestle base make this bench very solid. Christopher Schwarz has shown us how useful uncommon bench designs can be. This one dates from the 18th Century in its essentials, and is very different from the well known European design commonly manufactured. The Sliding Deadman and Chain Drive Leg Vise make this bench especially good for hand planing long and large pieces.
- 4" thick Hard Maple top.
- Trestle legs are 4" square.
- Bench length is 100" overall, including the tail vise.
- Width is 24".
- Standard bench height is 35" tall, though we can make your bench up to 38" high.
- Weight is 450lbs.
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Roubo benches have a 4" top. Made of Hard Maple, a native hardwood that is stable, heavy and tough. The trestle legs are 4" square. The Roubo bench weighs in at 450 pounds.
Bench length is 100" overall, including the tail vise handle. Width is 24". All benches currently on the market are about 35" tall. For many people today, a taller bench is more comfortable. We can make your bench any height you like.
Machined flat within a tolerance of plus or minus .010". We recommend that the bench be reflattened as needed, every year or two.
Lie-Nielsen benches are finished with a 3-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.