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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 workbench so that they can work efficiently. These workbench 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 workbench 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 workbench:

When considering which workbench 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, workbench. If on the other hand the purpose of the workbench is for crafts, a light duty workbench will be more than sufficient.

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 vise, as shown in Figure 1, on one side and on one end of the workbench. For mechanical you should consider the addition of a bench vise to your workbench. A vise attached to the workbench 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 workbench.

These workbench plans are for the novice to intermediate woodworker.

roll around workbench plans

Build these solid, roll-around workbench 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 workbench plans

Full wall workbench plans.

wall mounted folding workbench plans

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

handyman workbench plans

Handyman workbench plans.

fold down workbench plans

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

knockdown workbench plans

Knockdown workbench plans.

workbench can be disassembled

This workbench can be disassembled for easy storage.

workbench on wheels

Plans for a workbench on wheels.

collapsible workbench plans

These collapsible workbench plans are for light work only.

simple workbench plans

Simple workbench plans.

collapsible workbench plans

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

sturdy workbench plans - with vise

Sturdy workbench plans - with vise.

workbench plans - provide storage

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

workbench plans

Workbench plans.

basic workbench plans

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

rugged workbench plans

Rugged workbench plans with reversible top.

wheeled workbench plans

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

multi-function workbench plans

Multi-function workbench plans - light weight.

professional workbench plans

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

folding workbench plans

Folding workbench plans.

workbench plans - very traditional in style

These workbench 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 workbench plans.

workbench plans provide a bottom shelf

These workbench 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 workbench plans.

heavy duty workbench plans

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

inexpensive, sturdy workbench plans

Inexpensive, sturdy workbench plans.

workbench plans

Workbench plans.

workbench plans

Workbench plans - drawings, no instructions.

Viking bed plans

Workbench plans - Cordless tool charging bench.

workbench plans

Workbench plans.

shaker workbench plans

Shaker workbench plans.

craft workbench plans

Craft workbench plans.

sturdy workbench plans

Sturdy workbench plans.

basic workbench plans

Basic workbench plans.

cedar table

These table plans have a few possible functions workbench, laundry sorting and projects.

woodworking plans