Sturdy, Affordable Workbench
Building a versatile bench that will hold up to years of use doesn't have to break the bank.
The centerpiece of most shops is the workbench. But a quality bench can be expensive to buy, and building your own can be costly and time-consuming. That's why we designed this simple, low-cost bench. The base is built from construction-grade lumber. The top is assembled from an engineered wood product called TimberStrand, available at your local lumber supplier. This is a solid workbench that won't cost an arm and a leg. And the simple construction means you can complete this project in a weekend.
SELECT YOUR PLAN PACKAGE
- Metric (unavailable)
What You Get:
- 8 pages of step-by-step instructions
- More than 20 full-color photos and illustrations
- Tips and techniques from our shop for worry-free construction and assembly
- Cutting diagram. Retail sources for hardware and supplies
- Shop-tested guarantee from Woodsmith
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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This traditional-style workbench has everything you'd expect... a large worksurface and built-in vises to hold your workpieces.
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.