This Do-it-yourself projects category features a collection of DIY free woodworking plans to build many types of workbenches and worktables from woodworking related web sites. The woodworkers construction information found on these sites range in quantity and quality.
The Garage Workbench Plans are a 48 page detailed plan in a 600 KB PDF file. The plans come complete with a materials list, easy to follow parts drawings, and instructions. Detailed drawings and instructions for the clamping system are also included.
This portable workbench was built from one 2 x 10 board and is easy to store when not in use. When you need it, it can be clamped to any surface. Follow this build and see how to build it for yourself.
This workbench is low on purpose for a workshop with low ceilings like a shed. Follow along and build your own. Of course you could extend the legs to any height that is comfortable for you.
The workbench in ShopNotes No. 102 (page 24) offers a lot of storage space on the shelf underneath. To make better use of that space for storing smaller items, you can build this drawer cabinet. This alternate design option is available to download in this Online Extra. This project appeared in ShopNotes Issue 102.
The Plank-Top Workbench in issue No. 75 will work fine in most workshops. If you need something smaller, all you have to do is shorten up the stretchers and cleats. But if you would like a longer workbench, you will want to consider adding some additional support for the top. This alternate design option is available to download in this Online Extra.
The average DIYer would probably be content with a less elaborate workbench than a woodworker might otherwise demand. The average DIYer does not know what a mortise and tenon joint is, or a lapped dovetail joint, or a blind mitre joint, or a bridle joint. In fact, he does not want to know. The average DIYer secures all joints with bolts and nails. He is usually a jack of all trades and generally useful at most of them. This workbench is put together in typical DIY fashion. It is basic, requires the minimum of tools, is easy to construct and very, very sturdy.
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