This cutting board project could be built out of scrap wood already in your workshop. If you choose to use new stock from the lumber yard, both hardwoods and softwood are good choices.
The time had finally come when the frustration of chasing my Workmate around the shop while trying to hand plane a board had built up to the point that I was ready to put all other projects on hold until I finally had myself a decent workbench. I had been intending to build myself a workbench all along, but never seemed to find the time before. Now I had determined to MAKE the time.
One of the first tools a beginning woodworker needs is a good solid workbench with a real woodworking vise. This bench need not be a fancy affair made of expensive woods in some classic style. The first bench must be cheap, easy to make, and solid. The following design meets this need.
Not a woodworking project but worth mentioning. Build the unit to a height that is easy to work on, and finish the installation with a terraced work-space. This free garden plans and woodworkers projects information is courtesy of Garrys BBQ Pit.
This Childs Bench Toy Box features a large toy box with a bench back and arm rests. It also has casters, an internal tray, and a secret compartment underneath. It can be build from materials readily available material.
Here is a big bookcase that you can build in a small shop. It comes apart into two pieces for easy moving.
This small wooden box is the perfect size for storing your CD or DVDs and is easy to build using these free plans.