There’s an article, by the well-known Christopher Schwarz, that tells how to make a workbench for about $175.00.
I like that idea ;-)
He raves about SYP, but … not much of that in my neighborhood, so …. I went with the dimensional Doug Fir, from the Depot.
I’m working on the base, right now, but … here’s the top … before being trimmed to length:
Got his recommended vise, bench dogs, and Wonder Dog, from Lee Valley. The top will dress out at about 3-1/8” thick by 27” wide by 70” long, and … considering it’s Doug Fir … is pretty darned heavy !
Working on some jumbo M&T joints, now. Things move slowly for me, in the woodworking arena, so … stay tuned :-)
-- -- Neil