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Illustration by Thomas KlenckThe bench legs and rails are made from 2 x 4s, while the heavier 2 x 6 stretchers add rigidity to the frame. This simple-to-build and super-strong workbench is just the project you've been looking for.
One of the best tools, aside from our monster jointer, is the beefy bench in our hand-tool room. Having the bench has helped me get better organized, and best of all, I have a place to handplane at home without having to jigger up ways to hold workpieces.
Oh and I added an end vise with three dog holes in the wooden jaw and a triple row across the bench. I have hand planed large pieces by clamping a stop between the front vise dog and the bench dog then butting the long piece against it clamped from behind by the end vise.
A traditional woodworking bench, at its most elaborate, was a virtual showpiece, bristling with vises, bench dogs and holddown clamps.
If there's any misalignment after assembly, simply trim the high points with a block plane. I didn't want a massive, heavy bench because my space is fluid-I need to move stuff around the space quite often-so I built a basic bench.
Cut the top strips oversize in length.Remember that building your own bench gives you the opportunity to customize it to match your height, your space and the work you plan to do. I laid out the holes on blue tape on the benchtop and aligned the guide-block hole over each mark.
It's such a nice bench that I've been neglecting building one of my own for my basement shop at home.
Our rough-and-ready work surface visually recalls one of these classic double-trestle benches, but it's a far simpler affair. And we added bench dogs and a bench vise to expand the usefulness of our workbench, making it a fitting centerpiece for any home workshop. To help support the benchdogs, I extended the hardwood spacer block for the vise all the way to the back of the bench. The bench goes together with ordinary construction lumber, lagscrews, dowels and a top assembled from 1 x 2s joined with threaded rod.