This heavy-duty workbench provides a place to hone your woodworking skills for years to come.
Patterned after a workbench found in wood shops at the turn of the 20th century, this traditional-style bench has it all. And it starts with the worksurface. The large top provides plenty of room to work on any project. The solid-wood top also features a large face vise and shop-built tail vise. And there’s plenty of storage underneath — with or without the optional drawers. Classic details, like the shopmade car siding and trim molding, add to the appeal. The bench is designed to withstand the rigors of everyday woodworking, whether you’re working with hand tools or power tools. All in all, it’s a great-looking bench that will provide rock-solid performance in your shop for a long, long time.
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- Preview designer drawings +$8.00
What You Get:
- 18 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 85 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Full plans for optional three-drawer cabinet
- Cutting diagram and materials list
- Retail sources for hardware and supplies
Note: After your purchase, you will receive an email containing a PDF attachment of your purchased plan, as well as instructions for logging in to download the plan and access any other associated files and videos, which will all be located on this page.
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This new bench combines features from several historic forms in one design that is perfectly suited for the modern wood shop.
With less than $200 and a weekend, you can build a sturdy workbench that will last you a lifetime.
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.