Heavy-Duty Plank Workbench
A basic, stable workbench is a must for every shop. Building this bench won’t break the bank, either.
This bench you see here is strong enough for any task you can throw at it and will last for generations. It can really take a beating. But the best part is, you can build it in a weekend using readily available construction-grade lumber. And the woodworking couldn't be simpler. The base assembly involves a few lag screws. The top planks are held with washer-head screws. And in the end, you'll have a bench that lasts for decades.
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- Preview designer drawings +$8.00
What You Get:
- 6 pages of step-by-step instructions
- 20 full-color photos and illustrations
- Retail sources for hardware and supplies. Materials list
- Shop-tested guarantee from the editors of Woodsmith and ShopNotes magazines
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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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.