Workbench Plans


Many home handymen and woodworkers will have all of the latest hand and power tools and yet never seem to get around to building a work bench so that they can work efficiently. These work bench plans will make your life much easier in the long run and should be considered a "must have" as part of your collection of woodworking tools.

Always read the work bench plans carefully and make sure that there is enough information provided for you to be able to complete the project - before you invest in materials. Some of the plans are excellent, giving a great deal of instruction in text, pictures and drawings while other plans are only drawings and still others are only sketches.

Choosing the correct work bench:

When considering which work bench to build you should take into account the type of work you do. If you do a lot of heavy mechanical work, such as car and truck repair you will need a very sturdy, heavy-duty, work bench. If on the other hand the purpose of the work bench is for crafts, a light duty work bench will be more than sufficient.

woodworkers workbench vise

Figure 1 - Woodwork bench vise

Heavy duty work benches are generally stationary. They are built and positioned in a location where they do not move. Light duty work benches can be built using wheels, allowing them to be brought out from a wall or other location into a position where they will work best.

For woodworking, you should consider a woodworkers vice, as shown in Figure 1, on one side and on one end of the work bench. For mechanical you should consider the addition of a bench vise to your work bench. A vice attached to the work bench can be one of the best tools you can have.

You may also want to consider adding a top that can be replaced if it gets damaged. If you are a woodworker, or involved in crafts, then the best top is Masonite. If you do automotive repair then you should consider adding a sheet of steel of aluminum to the top to prevent oil and grease from penetrating the wooden work bench.

These work bench plans are for the novice to intermediate woodworker.

roll around workbench plans

Build these solid, roll-around work bench plans in a day with simple hardware and only two sheets of plywood. Once you've built it, you'll wonder how you lived without it.

full wall work bench plans

Full wall work bench plans

wall mounted folding workbench plans

These wall mounted, folding work bench plans require little space when not in use.

handyman workbench plans

Handyman work bench plans

fold down workbench plans

These fold down work bench plans provide a very solid work surface.

knockdown workbench plans

Knockdown work bench plans

workbench plans - can be disassembled

These work bench plans can be disassembled for easy storage

workbench plans - on wheels

Work bench plans - on wheels

collapsible workbench plans

These collapsible work bench plans are for light work only

simple workbench plans

Simple work bench plans

collapsible workbench plans

These collapsible work bench plans act more as a table as the top is made of relatively thin material.

sturdy workbench plans - with vice

Sturdy work bench plans - with vice

workbench plans - provide storage

These work bench plans provide storage and have wheels to allow them to be used in the center of a room or along a wall.

workbench plans

Work bench plans

basic workbench plans

These basic work bench plans are very solid and will hold a lot of weight.

rugged workbench plans

Rugged work bench plans with reversable top

wheeled workbench plans

These wheeled work bench plans allow you to bring the workbench to the job rather than bringing the job to the workbench.

multi-function workbench plans

Multi-function work bench plans - light weight

professional workbench plans

These professional work bench plans provide a very sturdy top and vises on one end and front for holding projects.

folding workbench plans

Folding work bench plans

workbench plans - very traditional in style

These work bench plans are very traditional in style and have leg room clearance allowing you to get closer to your work without banging your legs on the support struts.

portable workbench plans

Portable work bench plans

workbench plans provide a bottom shelf

These work bench plans provide a bottom shelf for storage and a longer than normal top. It is well suited to larger construction projects.

traditional workbench plans

Traditional work bench plans

heavy duty workbench plans

These heavy duty work bench plans are for those working on demanding projects. A very good workbench for auto and truck repair projects.

inexpensive, sturdy workbench plans

Inexpensive, sturdy work bench plans

workbench plans

Work bench plans

workbench plans

Work bench plans - drawings, no instructions

workbench plans - cordless tool charging bench

Work bench plans - Cordless tool charging bench

workbench plans

Work bench plans

shaker workbench plans

Shaker work bench plans

craft workbench plans

Craft work bench plans

mobile workbench plans and tool center

Mobile work bench plans and tool center

robust workbench plans

Robust work bench plans

basic workbench plans

Basic work bench plans

sturdy workbench plans

Sturdy work bench plans

manufactured workbench

Selection of manufactured workbenches.



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