I’d published an initial design of the bench top itself just a few weeks ago. At that time, it was to measure 30″ x 84″. However, I’d subsequently decided to make the top just a bit wider, so I increased its width to equal the length of a full Kreg Klamp Trak section, and then adjusted the transverse position of the length-wise track to preserve the Golden Ratio proportion. Here’s the revised bench top design with its new dimensions:
The bench top will consist of a single 333/4” x 84″ x 3/4″ MDF panel to which the Klamp Trak sections are through-bolted, with the actual work surface comprised of four 3/4″ melamine panels surrounding the tracks. 333/4” x 84″ x 5/8″ plywood panels will be fastened (glued and screwed) to the bottoms of both the bench top and shelf frames for additional stiffness.
The frame will be constructed from 2 x 4 pine stock, and the bench top surface will be exactly 32″ above the floor. There will be a storage shelf below, positioned 6″ above the floor. Both bench top and shelf are supported by box frames that key directly onto the legs and are drawn to them via heavy-duty knock-down connectors, so I can readily disassemble the bench for transportation or storage. The fixed portions of the frame will be joined with pocket screws.
The completed Golden Ratio workbench will look like this:
Here’s another view of the bench from below, showing the torsion panels fastened beneath the bench top and shelf frames:
And here’s the same view with the lower torsion panel removed, revealing the framing:
And just in case you were wondering, the clamping system will indeed be fully hockey puck compatible…
If you’d like to use this SketchUp design, you may download it from my Google 3D Warehouse page.