Our Best Workbenches
Browse our all-star collection of workbench plans for every taste
The workbench is the heart of your workshop, so it’s important that your workbench fits your needs. Here we’ve compiled some great woodworking workbench designs and plans for all skill levels. Click “Launch Slideshow” below to browse through our gallery of workbench plans. Click on the caption headers to find the how-to articles and plans for each one.
Workhorse bench combines the best of the old and the new
With six pipe clamps and some dressed framing lumber, you can make an inexpensive bench that’s as versatile as a Swiss Army Knife
Simple system of beams and bases does everything a traditional bench can, and more
Build this simple but versatile workbench in a weekend for less than $250. And you don’t need a jointer or planer.
State-of-the-art vises take it to another level
A workbench with an end vise and front vise is easily the most important tool in your shop
Hand-tool expert designs his second bench, based on everything he’s learned
Readers help us design the perfect power-tool workstation
Ready-made hardware simplifies end-vise construction
Heavy-duty bench has a wide top, knockdown base and large vises
This workbench has a wide top and a sturdy base that provides solid footing and plenty of storage space
A design for holding the work
Workstation’s center is worth building right
A small top without a tail vise has served this master furniture maker for three decades
There’s a catch-22 when it comes to workbenches. Every woodworker needs a good one, but it is hard to build a traditional workbench without already having… you guessed it… a workbench. Learn how to build a simple workbench that will get you started in woodworking.
Bolted butt joints for rigid construction
In this video workshop, I’ll show you step-by-step how to make a durable workbench designed to last a lifetime. The construction is straightforward, the trick is managing the massive amount of lumber. Tune in to watch the series for a collection of useful tips and techniques.