I am brand new to traditional woodworking and planning out my first bench.
For Christmas, my wife gifted me a set of Trojan sawhorses as a base to build a workbench around. We live in a second floor apartment. So, the whole thing needs to be somewhat light weight in order for me to assemble it on our balcony and store it the rest of the time (hence the sawhorses).
I had first thought to run a 4 foot long 2×12 as my top and call it a day.
After seeing the portable Moravian bench, I then thought to source a solid 2 1/2″ thick by 12″ or so 4′ board for the top to add girth for stability, vises, etc.
How might you build a sound and portable bench around a set of Trojan sawhorses? I am particularly curious about sourcing a good top and mounting it to the studs held between the sawhorses.
Thank you for your assistance,
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