The Woodworker’s Workbench Plans

Want a solid, impressive looking workbench? Who doesn’t? This one will fit the bill and is the perfect size for the average woodworker’s shop. The top is a full 3-1/2″ (89mm) thick and is mirror flat and dimensionally stable. You build it flat and level and it stays that way. No re-flattening. Ever.

Shown here as I built mine, with my Large Toolbox (not included) inside to bump this project up into awesome territory:

It features two built-in vises, a wagon vise that works with a series of bench dogs:

And a heavy duty shoulder vise that you will love with a capacity of 4″ (100mm):

The fancy joinery is optional, but recommended. And you can put the wood of your choice on the top, or even make it replaceable.

The finished dimensions of the workbench are  68″ (1727mm) long x 36″ (914mm) high x 36-1/2″ (927mm) deep from front to back (including the shoulder vise spindle).
The work top area is 64-1/2″ (1638mm) long x 23-3/4″ (603mm) wide x 3-1/2″ (89mm) thick.

Feel free to look through the detailed build article for this project to see if it’s right for you.

The plans consist of:

  • a materials list
  • 2 cut diagrams for solid wood and sheet stock
  • 23 detailed drawings showing all of the dimensions and assembly steps

The plans are easy to follow and all of the dimensions are in both imperial and metric, with the metric dimensions (millimeters) in brackets. Screw sizes and other hardware are in imperial units.

Please read these important notes before buying these plans.