Work Bench


Here’s my latest project, just another work bench. It’s made out of European beech, Wenge, Holly, Red River gum burl, aluminium and steel.
Closed it measures 3 1/2″ × 11 1/2″ × 22 3/4" long. When it’s opened up it measures 11 1/2" wide x 12" tall x 38 3/4" long. The finish is Waterlox.

There is not any plans, yet anyway. This was just built and worked out as I went along. Maybe if I get time I’ll draw it up.

Thanks for checking out!

I'd rather be covered in sawdust


very unique design and superb craftmanship

Rob, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Wow Les,This should be titled the" Crown prince of benches",as always your work is masterfully built and exquisite in design and details.

woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

Amazing workmanship

I do not have attention deficit disor.................hey look, it's a bunny!

It looks great.
Unique indeed.

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA


That is one ingenious bench . . . with all the hallmarks of Les Hasting quality! It looks like you thought of everything.

Thanks for sharing.

We’ve missed you on here. We were just looking on-line at Wisconsin’s largest home (35,000 square feet), built in 1996, and resold recently (after being on the market for years) for a mere $2,700,000. We commented on how it needed a Les Hastings kitchen so it could have sold for a decent price. Its kitchen didn’t come close to the ones you have done.


“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

That is just art Les. I love it.
What are the hinges?

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

One great piece of equipment.

— Madts.

Tor and Odin are the greatest of gods.

Hey thanks everyone! The hinges are beech and aluminum with a 3/8" steel rod running threw it.

I'd rather be covered in sawdust

Your project posts are always a treat for the eyes. Another lovely piece.

A real beauty and an ingenious design. If I had made this I would probably put it in my living room instead of abusing it in my shop.

Mike, an American living in Norway

Madts, sorry missed your question about the hinges somehow. They are just wood knuckles with aluminum plates for strength and a 3/8" steel rod through it.

I'd rather be covered in sawdust


That is incredible work!


Very cool little bench, and ingenious. Well Done.

Main Street to the Mountains

That is really a slick design and a very attractive work bench!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

Beautiful. Very cool 

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

les this is not just another workbench,it's a thing of great beauty. ive looked at your other projects and wow your work is just impeccable.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.