Woodworking workbenches, home hardware wood prices - For Begninners

Categories: Woodworking Shelf Plans | Author: admin 01.02.2012

The woodworking bench is to the workshop as bases are to the game of baseball: Without a proper bench at which to work, you’ll be like a base runner with no place to go. Workbenches have flat tops, though sometimes at the rear there is a cavity called a tool well that contains tools and components (and prevents them from falling off).
As simple as its elements are, the workbench is more than a tabletop with legs, a well, and a few holes. We have more than two dozen articles and videos about workbenches, including full project plans. Whether you're setting up a new shop or upgrading your old one, a good, sturdy workbench will almost surely be central to your plans.

See how to build this massive, maple workbench from start to finish in our six-part video workshop. But unlike baseball diamonds, the shape, proportion and size of workbenches are infinitely variable.
As with your workshop as a whole, a simple drawing of your workbench can help you think through your needs, and determine the materials required, should you elect to make your own. If your workshop space already exists, find a large piece of cardboard, wallboard, or plywood that’s about the size of the workbench top you envision. They'd work fine as craft or assembly tables, but they're not true woodworker's workbenches.

Next time I would go with the 2" prefinished hardwood workbench top they sell at lee valley.

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