10 Real-Life Wood Workbench Plans and Inspiration Photos
Fan Spotlight: These readers shared photos of their completed garage workbenches, many of which were built using our plans! Scroll through and get inspired.
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"Here's a basement workbench that I designed and built with help from several of your plans. The miter saw is recessed and set flush with the tabletop so there's less of a need for in/outfeed tables. The router is mounted into a removable plate so it can be used table-mounted or freehand. The top consists of two laminated pieces of 3/4" MDF and the whole thing is held together with hidden tie-rods so it can be disassembled easily for when we move." - Facebook fan Bryan McAtee
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First Project Workbench
Facebook fan Josh Owen built the Classic DIY Workbench using plans from his very first issue of The Family Handyman! He said the project was easier than he thought it would be, which is just how we designed it. Make your own using our Classic DIY Workbench Plans.
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Simple Family Handyman Workbench
"I built this workbench from plans at The Family Handyman. It was my first major woodworking project and I learned to improvise as things didn't go to plan. I'm really happy with how it turned out!" - Facebook fan Jared Pomranky Make your own using our Simple Workbench Plans.
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Kevin Bailey designed, built, and shared this rolling workstation with us on Facebook for use in a floral design studio.
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"Family Handyman work bench plans and Ryobi tools....a killer combination." - Facebook fan Andy Meresse Make your own using our Super Simple $50 Workbench Plans.
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A Table for Your Table Saw
Alex Mikolaschek built his own version of our DIY Table Saw Table, and it looks great! It works great, too, according to him. Make your own using our DIY Table Saw Table.
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Another Super Simple $50 Workbench
"I just added a Craftsman bench grinder to it. My plan is to get a drill press added to it soon. I have a separate workbench for building my projects on." - Facebook fan Ryan M. Martin Make your own using our Super Simple $50 Workbench Plans.
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Super Simple $50 Workbench: Version 3
Kyle Bond shared this photo with us on Facebook. He used our Super Simple $50 Workbench plans, which he says were perfect for a new woodworker, to create this multi-purpose workbench. Make your own using our Super Simple $50 Workbench Plans.
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Full Size Router Table
"Here's a full size router table cabinet I built. The table and fence fold up and into the cabinet. I can store all router bases, motors, and accessories in the cubbies." - Facebook fan Mario DiBenedetto
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Outdoor Prep Table
Facebook fan Kevin Burns modified our Build a Workbench on a Budget plans to make this outdoor prep/cooking table, which he finished with rosewood oil. It's become a great place to prep for the barbecue (or to set a can of beer). Make your own using our Build a Workbench on a Budget instructions.
Originally Published: August 22, 2017