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making a workbench

As I worked through my recent workbench project, I got a comment on one of the build videos about how the build might not be suitable for the inexperienced woodworker. I reflected on that for a moment and I actually think they had a point. I’d wanted my workbench project to seem accessible, from both cost and method perspective. I think with cost it’s hard to beat, but it does ask you to be able to saw pretty straight, be reasonable with a chisel and know how to sharpen pretty well too. Let’s face it, we all have to start somewhere and those skills we take for granted might not be in everyone’s locker just yet.

To that end I thought I’d share what we use everyday in our workshop. There are no real joints to speak of and they are about as forgiving to build as anything possibly could be. They need very little tools to build: a drill/driver, hand saw, adjustable spanner and some flat bits would pretty much see you right.

making a workbench

Materials are cheap (in price), they’re made from 2x4s & 2x6s and a sheet of 18mm (around 3/4) OSB for the top.


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