Apparently the folks running the #SketchUp
forum have decided that even my gentle suggestions for considering 2x4 use in their maker bench challenge are inappropriate. I tried to post the following there this morning but was not allowed to post. Oh well, I'll post it here.
I get the interest in making a 100% plywood CNC cut workbench, but here is a fun challenge for the challenge. I've designed a zero waste maker bench using a combination of four 2x4s and one 4' by 8' sheet of 3/4" plywood. Other than including dimensional lumber the bench meets all the criteria of the contest. It is accessible, portable, storable, modular and easy to retrofit. I'm not sure of the cost to CNC cut the 8 plywood brackets (perhaps someone could provide a rough cost estimate) but the other costs are ~$60 for the plywood, ~$20 for the 2x4s, and ~$10 for screws and bolts. Can an equivalently-sized totally CNC cut 100% plywood bench be built for a lower cost, including paying for the CNC cutting?
The SketchUp file is here... for now at least. https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model.html?id=uc76cc5a3-fe60-4676-9cd7-ff5fd285a304