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How to Make Safer, Better Cuts on a Miter Saw

Our expert, Jerome Worm, has been using a miter saw every day for 30 years. He explains how to get the most out of your miter saw and shared tips on how to cut small pieces, reduce tear-outs and, most important, how to do it all safely.

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14 Super-Simple Workbenches You Can Build

Every home workshop (even if it's just a sliver of your garage) needs a quality workbench. One of these 14...


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29 Simple Ways to Make Your Workbench Work Harder

These ingenious workbench upgrades will make a huge difference in your workshop efficiency. And they’re easy to DIY!


Saturday Morning Workshop: Folding Mobile Workbench

Build this handy mobile workbench that folds up to only 7 in. You only need two hours, some 2x4s, 3/4-in....


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How to Build a DIY Wood Workbench: Super Simple $50 Bench

Got two hours to kill? Do we have a workbench for you!

Rolling Tool Box Cart Plans

Save your back with this handy shop cart


Garage Workbench

This simple garage workbench folds out to make a spacious benchtop and folds back down to make more room for...

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Build a Workbench On a Budget

A tough, stable workbench that only takes an afternoon to build


10 Great Workbench Upgrades

We looked at all of our clever DIY workbench upgrades and narrowed it down to these 10 winners. Each one...


How to Build a Compact Folding Workbench with Storage

Fit a huge work area into a small space with this folding workbench.


Convertible Miter Saw Station Plans

A huge work surface when you need it, compact storage when you don't

Modular Workbench

Five foldout features make this bench a perfect project for even small shop spaces.


Sandpaper Cutter

Add this amazingly handy workbench addition that will save you time for years to come.


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Simple Workbench Plans

With this workbench plan even a beginner can build a workbench strong enough to hold a V-8 engine!


Reader Project: Simple Workbench With Added Storage

This good looking workbench was built by reader Nicholas Boushee, based on The Family Handyman's Simple Workbench Plans.


Table Saw Worktable

Turn your table saw into an extra work-bench with a piece of 3/4-in. plywood. Wood strips around the plywood make...

Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build a Fold Down Workbench

Every good workshop (even if it's just a sliver of your garage) needs a quality workbench with ample storage. Begin...


Reader Project: Hefty Woodworking Bench

So what do you do with a 30-year old cedar deck and a sagging dining room table?  If you are...


Weekend Workbench

Set up shop with this workbench/assembly table, following this simple plan. This weekend workbench works well for a garage workshop...


Reader Project: Mobile Flip-Top Workbench

Family Handyman reader Christopher Rings sent us photos and drawings of his incredible workbench. We just might need to build...


Taller Table Hack

I slipped the pipes onto the legs and it raised the table about 6 in., bringing my work surface to...


Reader Project: Super Bench

We love seeing different spins on our projects, such as this Super Bench by reader Charles Brown. The plans were


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...


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Build a Table Saw Miter Sled

In less than an hour, you can be making perfect picture frames with help from this table saw miter sled!

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Build a Portable Sawhorse Table

Learn how to make this solid, multipurpose sawhorse work table.


Classic DIY Workbench Plans

A timeless design that's simple and strong


DIY Workbench Upgrades

Our favorite ways to add storage, convenience and handy features to any workbench


How to Build Workbenches: 4 Knockdown Designs

4 space-saving designs that set up in seconds.


Mini Classic DIY Workbench for Kids

Because every kid needs their own workspace