Which wood for workbench topper?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Lounge' started by Ian, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. Ian

    Ian Administrator

    Jan 7, 2009
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    My current workbench has 2 x 18mm sheets of MDF, with a 3mm hardboard topper (PU varnished, to help prevent problems with staining when working with liquids). The idea was that I'd change the hardboard when it gets all banged up - but that's happening a lot quicker than I'd hoped for, so next time I'll try something a little different.

    What are you using for your workbench topper material?
    Ian, Jun 22, 2017
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  2. Ian


    Jan 9, 2016
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    I use two pieces of 7/16 OSB stacked. Idea was something sturdy, economical, and easy to replace. I've had the same two pieces on for about 5 years so far. I don't worry about stains though I use a separate area for finishing and top coats (sprayed) on most projects.
    dovetail, Jul 3, 2017
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