Some construction lumber and a weekend's worth of work can produce the most used tool in the shop... a workbench.
The solid-core door makes a strong, flat benchtop. Look for one that’s scratched or dented and you can get a solid top for a few bucks. Bolted 2x4’s give this bench a solid foundation. The bottom shelf and the optional drawers add a lot of useful storage. If you’re looking for an inexpensive bench that’s rock-solid and simple to build, this is it.
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- 6 pages of step-by-step instructions
- 30 full-color photos and illustrations
- Shop-tested guarantee from the editors of Woodsmith magazine
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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.