Adjustable Height Workbench
Different woodworking tasks are best accomplished with workbenches of different heights. Some woodworkers have multiple work stations for handplaning, power tools and even carving, which is great if you have the space and inclination for multiple benches. But what if you don’t? Here’s a solution: Charlie Kocourek’s Jack-Bench.
According to Charlie, his adjustable-height bench can be made in your home shop from readily-available hardware and material. Plans are $35 and include step-by-step instructions, exploded drawings, cut and hardware lists, and templates for bench dog holes and bench dogs.
Charlie Kocourek's Jack Bench adjusts from 29 to 43 in. tall with a crank or cordless drill. A pair of internal scissor jacks provide the lift.