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Project by bigfoot11 posted 147 days ago 1856 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this workbench and made a video and article about it.

When I first started out (even before woodworking…just working on home and auto projects), everything out there was so darned complicated, I quickly become frustrated and thrown something very rickety together just to make due.

Sketchup, cutlist, article, and video all available at:
http://www.jeff-ferguson.com/2014/04/04/how-to-make-a-super-easy-workbench/





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JoeinDE

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#1 posted 147 days ago

I have the same workbench. It was the very first thing I built. I used these plans
http://www.hammerzone.com/archives/workshop/bench/below20xl.html

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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Ttier315

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#2 posted 146 days ago

Very functional and inexpensive. I love the elaborate workbenches some guys spend months building but I’d worry about getting sawdust on them cause they look too much like furniture. I like functional

-- Tom T, upstate NY

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bigfoot11

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#3 posted 146 days ago

@Joe: That’s what I based it off from but I’ve deviated from the design a bit. I build many of them with 4×4s too for random people

Thanks Tom, I completely agree. I’m in the process of building my own assembly table/workbench and will use construction timber and MDF. No fancy tops for me!

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NormG

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#4 posted 145 days ago

I built mine out of 2×6 pine from big box store. I hesitate to change them now as my son assisted in making them, they are still very strong/useful and the kids have signed them.

-- Norman

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bigfoot11

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#5 posted 144 days ago

Norman- I cannot imagine how strong the 2×6 makes it. I had someone ask yesterday if I would be interested in a 20’ long bench (I sell these on Craigslist) and the 2×6 idea would probably make it a lot easier. The last 16’ 2×4s I looked at were as screwed up as an albino pole cat!

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