Rock-Solid Plywood Bench
Build this simple but versatile workbench in a weekend for less than $250. And you don't need a jointer or planer.
This rock-solid workbench combines the strength and rigidity of plywood with the reliability of traditional mortise-and-tenon joinery. The simple but effective design, created by woodworker Cecil Braeden, has a base of laminated plywood sections and a top of plywood and medium-density fiberboard. Unlike traditional hardwood benches, this one can be made without a jointer or planer, which makes it perfect for woodworkers who are just starting out. The construction method can be adapted to any size or type of bench.
Get the Plan
CAD-drawn plans and a cutlist for this project are available in the Fine Woodworking store.