Modular Workbench Increases Capacity
When I began planning a workbench, I knew I wanted a big one—an 8-footer. But during the construction of the bench, I decided to make it in two sections, one 6 ft. and one 2 ft., to gain flexibility.
Now with the two modules together, I have my 8-ft. bench. But I can make the bench longer, if necessary, simply by pulling apart the modules. I also can take advantage of the gap between modules, clamping a workpiece to the top of both benches for crosscutting and eliminating the need for sawhorses or support stands. I can rearrange the modules to
make it easier to support workpieces of different shapes.
Drawing by Jim Richey