With less than $200 and a weekend, you can build a sturdy workbench that will last you a lifetime.
A great bench has to have a number of key features. For starters, the base must be sturdy. Of course, it must have a large, flat worksurface rugged enough to stand up to years of hard use. Storage would be helpful. And to keep the cost down, it should be built out of materials that you can get anywhere. Finally, it would be great if you could put it together in a weekend. All these must-have features are built into this heavy-duty workbench and will add up to a lifetime of hard-working service.
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What You Get:
- 10 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 25 Full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Shop-tested tips & techniques ensure your success
- Cutting diagrams. Materials list. Sources for project 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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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.