Sturdy and solid — nothing on this workbench is fragile. Even the metal vise features heavy wooden jaws, so it has a wide clamping surface and holds a pair of bench dogs.
Most shops could use more storage space. So why not build a workbench where the base not only supports the top but also provides space inside for your hand and power tools? That's the idea behind this classic workbench. To make the storage space easier to use, we added a drawer and two trays that ride on full-extension slides to keep your tools accesible. The top for this bench is laminated, hard maple and includes a metal woodworking vise attached to one corner which combines for a functional, rock-solid worksurface to tackle any project.
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What You Get:
- 13 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 79 photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Cutting diagrams. 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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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.