Torsion Box Workbench
Flat, stable, and strong — you get it all with this unique bench that stands up to any task.
A good bench really has some pretty stiff requirements if you think about it. For starters, it has to be stable so it doesn’t wobble or scoot across the floor. And it needs to be flat so a workpiece — and your project — ends up straight and square. This workbench has all that and more. But it departs a little from traditional design. Instead of having a conventional, solid top, this benchtop is a torsion box. It consists of grid sandwiched between a plywood top and bottom. It’s a proven construction method that’s strong, yet easy and inexpensive to build. But the best thing is, this project brings with it all of the characteristics you want in a good workbench — low cost, strength, and stability.
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What You Get:
- 14 pages of step-by-step instructions
- 40 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Cutting diagrams and materials list
- Shop-tested tips ensure your success
- Retail sources for hardware and supplies
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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.