Woodworking workbenches are as varied as styles and brands of hand tools. Your workbench is one of the most used and most important tools in your shop yet most woodworkers use whatever they can throw together fast and easy.
Pre-plan the size you'll need according to what you plan to make and the space you have. Maybe you'll need more than one workbench. Plan them ahead of time and your projects will be easier and safer to build.
In my workshop I use several. According to what I'm making that day, a particular workbench could be used for laying out projects, glueing, assembly, or as a base for a portable machine such as a drill press or small lathe. I don't want to keep moving things around so I use several workbenches as the project flows through the shop.
I've also found a portable workbench can be very handy when you need a temporary place to work from. If you build an extra workbench with fold-up legs you can easily store it when it's not needed.
Below you'll find a few plans and workbenches ready to go. Get some quick ideas for your shop and get started! Maybe you could sell some finished workbenches to other woodworkers, gardeners or mechanics.
|Beech Wood Workbenches from Rockler|
|A new standard in affordable ready-made workbenches! Made from block laminated beech wood, these robust benches offer a solid, heavy duty work surface, two full-featured wood/iron vises and craftsman-quality construction. 33-1/2'' tall. 19-5/8'' wide. Three lengths available. Some assembly required.|
|Workbench Leg Kit
If you want a workbench fast, and you want it to last, then this is the kit for you. Combined with only 2x4s and plywood, this kit allows you to create a workbench of any size that will last indefinit..
|Butcher Block Workbench Tops
Put a rugged top on your work bench that will last for years! These Butcher Block Workbench tops are just the ticket for giving your bench stability. They give you a work surface that's tough enough t..
|12'' Quick Release End Vise
Heavy-duty, easy-to-install steel vise will be the workhorse of your custom workbench! Machined pivoting nut engages or releases with a 1/4 turn of the 1" dia. main screw so you can easily re-position..