Every home workshop (even if it’s just a sliver of your garage) needs a quality workbench. One of these 12 designs is sure to suit your needs. PLANS INCLUDED.
Here’s a woodworking table that’s easy and quick to build, and it can absorb a real pounding. It’s as rugged as a spendy European-style woodworker’s bench, but it’s made entirely from 2x4s.
If this workbench looks familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen one a lot like it in your father’s or grandfather’s shop. Variations of this design have been around for decades, and for good reason: The bench is strong, practical and super easy to build. You can run to the lumberyard in the morning, grab a few boards, and by noon you’ll have a perfectly functional workbench.