I needed a new workbench. After spending days on Youtube watching video after video on the “Perfect” “Ultimate” Workbench, I was more lost than ever on what I needed for my shop. After several failed design attempts to create my own “ultimate” workbench, I decided to go in the complete opposite direction.
What was the simplest, easiest workbench that I could make that would meet the following criteria?
- Large enough to use as an all-purpose table saw outfeed table, assembly table, and work area
- Strong enough to be used and abused in a production shop every day
- Relatively easy to move around
- Provide flexible storage that I could customize as my needs develop
- Built for less than $100
- Easy for new woodworkers and DIYers to build themselves with limited tools
I did it. I created a basic, common, cheap, no bells, no whistles, boring workbench…and I LOVE it. Thus the name, “The Perfectly Boring Workbench.”
Build Your Own
I decided to publish a set of easy-to-follow plans along with this video. They should be easy enough for a new woodworker or DIYer to follow. You’re local Home Depot or Lowes may even be able to cut everything to size for you in the store.
You will need some basic tools
One tool or rather set of tools you may want is the Kreg Accu-Cut System. This is an attachment to your circular saw that will aid you in getting straight accurate cuts.
- Two 4’x8′ Sheets of 3/4 Plywood (Other Materials like MDF are fine I just prefer plywood)
- Two 4″x4″ Posts 8ft long (Or Four 2x4s doubled up for the legs)
Get the Step by Step Plans
The Perfectly Boring Workbench is easy to make. It’s even easier with our step-by-step plans. The plans include a full material list, cut list, and assembly instructions. Purchasing our woodworking plans helps us put out more and better blogs and videos.