Here are some more pictures of my workbench.
I noticed a bit of racking along the length, so I installed these corner pieces. No more racking.
You’ll notice, even though the workbench is not finished, it is already full of clutter. I was digging round for a drill bit, so I moved a bunch of stuff off of my smaller workbench to find it. It was not there. Eventually I will build storage for all of my stuff. Honestly, I could spend years setting up this shop. Maybe that’s why I see so many shop projects.
Most of the connections are with 5/8” dowels. The exception is with the cross members. Those are pocket hole screws, screwed in straight. I wanted something to pull the boards down a bit. I hope as I flatten the top, I do not need to go so deep as to reach the screws.
Finally, here is the vise that I will install. For $70, you can hardly buy the parts to make your own.
The next step will be to finish my router sled and the rails to run lengthwise along the top. I want the ability to flatten large lumber; this is why I’ve built an eight foot workbench. So, besides using the router to flatten the top, I will add some t-nuts to the sides to allow me to reattach the rails when I want to flatten large boards.