Rock-Solid Workbench

Rock-Solid Workbench

A large, heavy-duty workbench that’s easy to build. Combining traditional joinery and modern materials is the key.

Although the size of this bench is what you first notice (it’s nearly eight feet long and three feet wide, not including the vise), it’s really the construction that makes it interesting. It’s a blend of old and new technology. The base is built of heavy, solid lumber, using traditional mortise and tenon joinery. But the top is constructed primarily of MDF (medium- density fiberboard). So as well as being flat and stable, it has the additional benefit of being quick and easy to make (unlike a top that is glued up from solid wood). Another nice feature are the rows of dog holes along the front and left side of the bench. Combined with a few simple accessories , these make it easy to hold a workpiece while routing, sanding, or planing.

What you get in the Rock-Solid Workbench plan:

  • 17 pages of step-by-step instructions
  • 100 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
  • Materials list and cutting diagram
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