Build a simple, strong workbench made entirely from 2x4s. It is inexpensive (less than $100) and takes only about four hours to build.
Here is a simple weekend project: My workshop needed a sturdy, flat work surface that I could access from all sides without a wall in my way, so I built the rock-solid workbench pictured here. Read more at Extreme How To.
This workbench can be made easily by anyone who has a few sharp tools and a little spare time. If the stock is purchased from the mill ready planed and cut to length, much of the hard labor will be saved.
Most of us do not think of a workbench as a tool. After all, it does not have a motor, you do not plug it in and it never gets dull. But the fact is, it is probably the most important piece of equipment in your shop. Visit GoogleBooks to see how to make one for yourself.
This workbench is perfect for any workshop, made from pine. Available at Google 3D warehouse.
I am sure you would agree that the large top of the work center is a big plus. But when cutting up sheet stock or ripping long boards, you also want steady out-feed support. And that is where this optional out-feed stand comes in. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra.
This classic toy pounding bench always fascinates the kids and never fails to sell. Download Free Woodworking Plans and build this kids bench. Free Patterns include drawings, material and cutting lists and step-by-step instructions.
Bench top power tools can be pretty handy. But my collection of these tools got to be larger than the bench space I had to accommodate them. Finally, I got smart. I decided to make all this tool moving a little easier by putting each one on its own rolling cart.