Shaker-Style Workbench Plan

This traditional design is as useful today as it was 200 years ago. It has all the features you need for building great projects. This bench is designed to hold just about any size or shape of workpiece at whatever angle you need. The tail vise and accompanying dog...

Sturdy Affordable Workbench Plan

Building a versatile bench that will hold up to years of use doesn’t have to break the bank. The centerpiece of most shops is the workbench. But a quality bench can be expensive to buy and building your own can be costly and time-consuming. That’s why we...

Torsion Box Workbench Plan

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...

Traditional Workbench Plan

This bench has all the classic features you’ve come to expect. But modern techniques make building it a snap. A good workbench has three attributes. First it’s sturdy enough to take a pounding literally. Second the top provides enough worksurface to accommodate...

Twin-Screw Workbench Plan

With solid construction and two vises there isn’t a task this classic workbench can’t handle. A great workbench needs to have a couple important qualities. First it has to be solidly built. You don’t want it sliding or moving around as you work. Second it...

Utility Workbench Plan

The metal top on this bench creates a tough durable worksurface that’s ideal for dirty messy jobs. There’s one thing for sure about this utility bench. It won’t budge when working on a project. That’s because it’s designed with a heavy base that adds mass and...

Wall-Hung Workbench Plan

This great-looking wall-hung workbench is compact but built for heavy-duty woodworking. Plus you can add the handsome upper cabinet for extra storage space. This space-saving worksurface can handle just about any woodworking task you throw at it and because it is...

Wall-Mounted Workbench Plan

Transform a few feet of wall space into a workshop with these three simple projects. These three projects prove that all it takes is a few feet of wall space to create a comfortable shop. The thick rugged workbench can withstand heavy use. A simple rack keeps your...

Weekend Workbench Plan

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...

Workbench Cabinet Plan

This space-saving cabinet adds storage to your workbench plus its weight adds a little extra strength and stability. This underbench cabinet actually serves two purposes. Of course it keeps tools within reach and easy to put away. The other benefit is sort of a...