Free Plans to Build Your Own Traditional Workbench
There are a lot of features I like about Keith Rucker’s workbench. It has two vises, a dust ditch / tool till, dogs, etc. And it looks good.
On his site you can download a 60-page pdf document for free that walks you through step-by-step how to build a traditional workbench. You don’t need to register to access the file, so don’t worry about being bombarded by annoying emails. Or worse, spam. There are plenty of pictures in the plans. All the measurements seem to be there. Keith’s plans would be a great start, and then you can modify any features you see fit when building your own.
As an example of modification, I don’t care much for the base. There is no storage space under the bench. Fixing that would be an easy solution by building cabinets for the benchtop to sit on.
If any of you have problems downloading the plans, let me know and I can email you a copy.
Here’s the link one more time. Bench Plans.