A selection of woodshop workbench plans in pursuit of the perfect workbench that will not break the bank.
Unleash the creative genius within with these woodworking plans. Working with wood is made so much more enjoyable with the tools that suit you and how you work, so why buy a readymade workbench when you can build a custom workbench that will serve you for many years to come, and quite possibly many generations.
There are two types of one day workbench designs - the traditional top of the range workbench you will build "one day," and the cheap and cheerful bench top that you can build in only one day.
Handy roll-around tool storage convenience. If you are looking for a quick way to add another work surface and more tool storage to your shop, look no further. This project fills the bill in both regards. The multi-drawer roll-around tool cabinets hold a ton of tools, and when pulled out, they can function as yet additional work surfaces.
Price: $9.95 (PDF Plan)
Few workshop items hold as much raw potential as your workbench. We will show you how to build a basic one and then how to tap into its full usefulness. You can build this workshop workhorse in a weekend, and then add features as you need them. Features include: adding weight to your table for stability, building tool totes that stow away in your bench, how to build stacking drawers for special storage, paper roll holder for benchtop protection,, adding a heavy duty power center, and how to turn your bench into a glue-up station.
Price: $14.95 (PDF Plan)
A rock-solid workbench and plenty of storage are essentials in any shop. Of course, both require space, which is especially tough to find in a shop that shares the garage with cars or has to fit in a confined basement room. This work center offers a solution for both situations, with a sturdy bench that drops out of the way when no longer needed, a big storage cabinet, and a handy perforated-hardboard tool-hanging rack.
This workbench is simple to build and super strong. We relied on inexpensive lumberyard stock and rugged mortise-and-tenon joinery to construct the base. For the benchtop, we laminated maple to handle a lifetime of workshop activity. And we added bench dogs and a bench vise to expand the usefulness of our workbench, making it a fitting centerpiece for any home workshop.
Free Woodshop workbench plans for that sturdy everlasting construction.