5 Shop Projects
You can build five essential shop projects this weekend with just seven sheets of plywood and a box of screws.
Sometimes “quickie” projects are second-rate, slap-together contraptions that don’t do the job well and don’t last long. But that’s not the case with the workbench, router table, table saw stand, tool stand, and assembly boxes you see here. These projects are strong, easy to build, and make the most of the space in any small shop. To start with, each is built from one or two sheets of run-of-the-mill, inexpensive 3/4" fir plywood. The joinery is pretty basic too — just butt and rabbet joints fastened with glue, screws, and nails. Although they’re not fancy, these simple projects have enough features, storage, and flexibility to make spending time in your shop more enjoyable.
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What You Get:
- 11 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- More than 30 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Materials list. Cutting diagrams. Retail sources for hardware and supplies
- Shop-tested guarantee from the editors of Woodsmith and ShopNotes magazines
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.