Wood Work Benches

Updated

For all your future projects, wouldn't it be nice if you had a workbench that would provide all the space you need to spread out and get that project done quickly, efficiently and with the attention to detail of a master craftsman? Of course. So, here you go. In this collection we showcase a whole gaggle of great, top-quality workbenches for all your needs.

Foter is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Why trust us?

Our Picks

1
Woodworking workbench 2

Woodworking Workbench

Merchant links are sponsored
2
Woodworking benches 22

For some manufacturing photos, click this link Bench Photos .

Merchant links are sponsored
3
Wood work benches 3

Being a useful workshop addition, this piece of furniture can be both a workbench and an outfeed table for a tabesaw. Red painted drawers create a characteristic accent, which will distinguish this item from the others.

Merchant links are sponsored
4
Wood traditional work bench

WOOD traditional work bench

Merchant links are sponsored
5
Wear and tear on an old workbench is

Wear and tear on an old workbench is

Merchant links are sponsored
6
Wood work benches 7

B and I are planning on building a work bench for the basement... this looks do-able!

Merchant links are sponsored
7
Wooden workshop benches

Cut on it, weight it down, press it in any way and this work bench will still retain its mint condition, its creator reassures. Take advantage of his pieces of advice to construct a similar one from solid hardwoods.

Merchant links are sponsored
8
Wood work benches 1

Wonderful use of old sink with washboard for potting bench from Our Fairfield Home & Garden.

Merchant links are sponsored
9
Woodworking bench essentials woodworking bench top material diy ideas

Woodworking Bench Essentials woodworking bench top material diy ideas

Merchant links are sponsored
10
Childrens european inspired woodworking bench

Children's European-inspired woodworking bench

Merchant links are sponsored
Jump to More Ideas
Wood Work Benches

Buying Guide

If floor space is a concern in your garage, you’re better off with a wall-mounted workbench. This space-saving workbench doesn’t take up any floor space whatsoever and can be hung at whatever height you desire. But since wall-mounted workbenches don’t have any strong legs to support big loads, they can’t stand up to heavy wear and tear. Those who require a sturdy workbench for woodworking and metalworking can opt for a workbench table instead.

Workbench tables in wood are usually constructed from hardwood, so you don’t have to worry about it falling apart while you work. Nonetheless, these types of workbenches usually have a simple design with little to no storage space so you may have to store your tools and equipment elsewhere. If a workbench table is what you’re after, make sure it has at least one open shelf underneath the tabletop. Other options include workbench cabinets and workbenches with pegboards. These two types of workbenches not only feature a fairly spacious surface to work on, but they also come packed with plenty of storage options for organizing all your items in one place.

Indoor wood work benches are typically not waterproof, but outdoor ones sometimes are. This is because workbenches are designed to take the wear and tear from woodworking tools, and waterproof sealants are not useful once they take damage from abrasive or sharp edges. Minor water damage from spills or moisture is removable by sanding, using steel wool, or even with a hairdryer.

Outdoor wood workbenches may use special high-grade sealants to increase their lifespan outdoors, but for maximum weatherproofing, consider covering them with a tarp between uses. You can also apply your own sealants to both indoor and outdoor benches to improve their water resistance.

The most important features to look for in a wood work bench include:

  • A durable, flat, and finished work surface
  • A foundation that doesn’t shift at all, even under impact or constant use
  • Arm-height shelves or deep drawers for safe storage
  • Cord management, if applicable
  • Adjustable height with easy controls
  • A hutch to contain your most-accessed tools

Best Ideas

English workbench designs the nicholson workbench

English Workbench Designs - The Nicholson Workbench

Pdf plans woodworking bench plans roubo download

PDF Plans Woodworking Bench Plans Roubo Download ...

Split top roubo workbench finewoodworking

Split Top Roubo Workbench - FineWoodworking

Beech wood workbenches beech wood workbenches rockler

Beech Wood Workbenches-Beech Wood Workbenches - Rockler ...

Workbench wood whats the best timber for your build

Workbench Wood - What's The Best Timber For Your Build?

Could this be the ultimate woodworking workbench walden

Could This Be The Ultimate Woodworking Workbench? - Walden ...

Industrial workbench work bench

Industrial workbench | Work bench

Wooden workbench for sheds simply bolt the legs on

Wooden Workbench FOR SHEDS | Simply bolt the legs on ...

Recycled wood workbench

Recycled Wood Workbench

Heavy duty workbench 6ft fully constructed uk made

HEAVY DUTY WORKBENCH | 6FT | FULLY CONSTRUCTED | UK MADE ...

Heavy duty workbench 6ft fully constructed uk made 1

HEAVY DUTY WORKBENCH | 6FT | FULLY CONSTRUCTED | UK MADE ...

19 lets talk woodworking workbenches crafted workshop

#19: Let's Talk Woodworking Workbenches — Crafted Workshop