A Bench Built to Last
This workbench has a wide top and a sturdy base that provides solid footing and plenty of storage space
Synopsis: This massive workbench owes its sturdiness to its modular base. Its top is flat and durable, it supports a variety of vises, and its wide edgings accept benchdogs. Board jacks support long stock, and the space under the bench has ample storage. The author added power strips to his bench, since it’s several feet from a wall. Detailed project plans give dimensions and clarify the joinery.
If this workbench played football, I’m certain it would be a lineman. Because, like the guards and tackles found on the gridiron, my bench is big and solid. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Most of my work involves the fabrication of large case goods— entertainment centers, bookcases and other types of storage furniture. And although much of the machine work gets done using a tablesaw and router, I still do a good deal of work at the…