Other''t a lot of plans available on the internet for good workbenches. If you run across any ones I should know about, be sure and let me know so that I can add them to the list. However, it should be noted that good workbench plans don''s 3D Model Collection
Free Workbench Plans and 3D Models
Many of the most well known workbenches published in magazines, workbench books and individuals are available as 3D SketchUp models. I''ll continue to refine this collection and keep it to the best designs I can find. If you find a plan you think should be included, let me know.
Also included are 3D models of bench components such as vises that can be of help in designing a bench of your own. If you follow the above link it will take you to the collection for viewing. If you see a model you like and want to play with and modify you can download a copy of Google SketchUp for free. Armed with the program you''s available for downloading from this site. Just click on the Workbench 1.0 link on your left. It''s $200 Workbench
A nice bench with two metal vises, a solid top and a useful bench slave.
Popular Woodworking''s not too difficult to build, either.
A Simple Solid Bench From Down Under
A good solid bench. Just add a vise or two and you''s workbench plan. More of a garage type, but a good place to start for a simple bench. With the exception of a few rabbets, dadoes, and grooves the entire piece is constructed with simple lap and butt joints. Looks pretty strong. Easy to build.
Popular Mechanics Simple DIY Bench
A good sturdy bench that uses a trestle base unlike the 1 last update 2020/07/05 most simple to build benches. Popular Mechanics Simple DIY Bench
A good sturdy bench that uses a trestle base unlike most simple to build benches.
Simple and Sturdy
Simple and basic. Just framing material. But all the info is there and it''s like a Kirby bench meets a Roubo.
The $20 Workbench
More of a work table, actually. But, with armed with a handful of 2x4''s Cabinet Maker''s style bench uses a tradiional sled base and a nice thick maple top. It''s Traditional Bench
A classic European bench with all wooden vises. Beyond the constructing the vises, this is a good plan that''s Traditional Bench
A well documented downloadable plan on a nice traditional woodworking bench are available for free. Keith''s a hybrid that works extremely well for both hand and power tools. There''s experience building one and a class report of building one at Kelly Mehler''s 21st Century Bench
Bob is an editor for Popular Woodworking. His bench is a something of a combination of the Holtzapffel Workbench with several modern twists from Veritas''ve seen and takes into consideration every possible way of holding your work to the bench and will work extremely well for both hand and power tools. This link takes you to an intro video. You can order the detail plans and DVD online or use the free 3D model available.
Bob Sosenko''s got a good solid conventional structure. The plans are fully detailed.
Traditional in style but with several twists including an unusual knee vise.
Specialty Benches Specialty Benches
Bench Top Bench
Jeff Miller has designed an excellent mini-bench that you sit on top of your workbench for doing specialty work requires more height such as working with powertools.