LumberJocks

Super Easy Workbench

  • Advertise with us
Project by bigfoot11 posted 04-04-2014 01:53 PM 1936 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/





5 comments so far

View JoeinDE's profile

JoeinDE

379 posts in 1990 days


#1 posted 04-04-2014 07:30 PM

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

View Ttier315's profile

Ttier315

49 posts in 208 days


#2 posted 04-05-2014 07:05 PM

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

View bigfoot11's profile

bigfoot11

38 posts in 349 days


#3 posted 04-05-2014 08:11 PM

@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!

View NormG's profile

NormG

4208 posts in 1670 days


#4 posted 04-07-2014 01:20 AM

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

View bigfoot11's profile

bigfoot11

38 posts in 349 days


#5 posted 04-07-2014 04:53 PM

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!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase