Hobby Bench

A large worksurface, plenty of storage options, and traditional looks make this bench the ideal setup for a workshop or hobby room.

This bench design is inspired by a watchmaker’s bench. These benches have a cutout in the front edge of the top to create a wrap-around worksurface that lets you keep items close at hand. The benchtop has a lot of room to spread out and work, and the base is built stout to stand up to all kinds of use. Another feature of these types of benches is the ample storage space. Whether your hobby is carving, fly tying, or model-making, the ability to organize your tools and supplies is important for making the most of your time. The 13 box jointed drawers should hold everything you need and more. Plus, you have the option of adding racks to the ends of the bench and a tool rack along the back. Overall, it has a just-right feel to it.



What You Get:

  • 16 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
  • More than 90 full-color exploded views, photos and illustrations
  • Includes a technique article on making box joint drawers
  • Cutting diagram, materials list, and retail sources for hardware

Product Recommendations

Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig

1/2" Straight Bit

1/8" Roundover Bit

Tape Measure