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I know there are hundreds of pages of Reloading Bench ideas on here. One thing I did not see was a bench built out of Pro Poly. Its that heavy compressed plastic that they are now building septic tanks out of. I can get it at 1" thick and any width and length. A piece of 1" wood board at 3' wide and 6' long will flex more than a piece of Pro Poly at the same size.

Just curious to see if anyone has used this material to build a bench with

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Might make a great bench top. I'm not familiar at all with that material though.

If it doesn't stink up the room with outgassing anyway.

I just used 2x8x8 planks for my bench top then polyurathaned the thing. Surface is flat enough after I screwed it down to the 2x4 box frame below it, used drywall screws for that, well actually DECKING screws which are just fancy ass drywall screws. I'm sure a carpenter will jump me on that statement.

I did plane some here and there but I had picked out myi 2x8x8 lumber with some care and they were about as flat as one could wish for such a

application.

If I was extra picky I suppose I would have glued some melonite or similar top on to avoid the seams. The tiny seams between 2x8's dont' bother me.

I did use long ass clamps to help me snug that bench top before screwing the boards down though. Had to do some board flipping to find the best seam match.

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I'm welding up a frame for an addition to my present reloading station (bench) out of 1.5" square tubing. Once the frame is finished I am going to cover the frame (top) with MDF. The addition will be approx. 2' x 6'. I'll be able to mount my Lube/Sizer and two Lee BreechLock Presses. I'll put a back on the top to keep most of the stuff from rolling back behind the bench.

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I used kitchen counter tops with base cabinets reinforced with 2x4s. I have two setup back to back attached on one end to the wall and the other end to the floor. It is solid and does not move. One side has a 1050 and 650 mounted the other has a 650 and 550 mounted.

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