How to Build a Professional Style Workbench

This video serves as a step by step how-to guide to building a professional style workbench for your woodshop or workshop. If you have any questions about the build, ask them in the comments section and I will answer them as soon as possible.

I've had several people ask for a materials list, so here it is. This is for 1 – 7' x 37" workbench.

3 – 4"x4"x8'
7 – 2"x4"x8'
6 – 2"x6"x8'
and a box of 2 1/2" or 3" screws.

I hope this list helps those of you planning to build this. I'd love to see your finished product, so send me pictures via DM on Instagram (WV_DIY). Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for watching!

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51 Comments

  1. Alessandro ramalho dos santos

    VERY GOOD

  2. Thank you!

  3. Alessandro ramalho dos santos

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  4. Reminds me of my first work bench I made. I recommend that you put a 1/4 inch masonite top on it so that your bench does not get all crud’d up.

  5. sorry, i’m from the 21 century – what is a inch?

  6. Invest in some audio equipment.

  7. oh, ok. one inch is about 30cm. thanks.

  8. +hans wst no no no… 1 inch is about 2.5cm.

  9. +JetMechMA
    thanks

  10. Hy, liked your video on the 7ft work bench. I’m so jealous as I’m jus starting out in woodworking and turning my very small she’s into a workshop. my question is on sliding compound mitre saws. iv been looking, researching and reviewing them for ages but not sure what one to get. I’m a joinery student so want a good quality one that I can take to jobs so has to be portable. I’m from UK so may not have access to yours. dewalt seem pretty good tho all very expensive. can you offer a few suggestions on what models please. thank you very much. Scott

  11. +alex clague +scott mclean I have the dewalt dws709.. It was $400usd.. I have no complaints with mine. I’ve used nicer dewalt models and a really nice makita, but unless you plan to cut super thick stock, I feel like they all do about the same thing. Where you get your nice clean cuts is your blade. I use Freud Diablo blades in all my tools, and they’re amazing. Cut even thick stock like butter. If you plan to use your saw a lot, I’d suggest getting a good name brand model just because they’re built to last. If you’ll just be using it occasionally, I think you could get by with a store brand saw and a nice blade just fine.

    Hopefully that helps! Let me know what you decide.

  12. +alex clague +scott mclean I have the dewalt dws709.. It was $400usd.. I have no complaints with mine. I’ve used nicer dewalt models and a really nice makita, but unless you plan to cut super thick stock, I feel like they all do about the same thing. Where you get your nice clean cuts is your blade. I use Freud Diablo blades in all my tools, and they’re amazing. Cut even thick stock like butter. If you plan to use your saw a lot, I’d suggest getting a good name brand model just because they’re built to last. If you’ll just be using it occasionally, I think you could get by with a store brand saw and a nice blade just fine.

    Hopefully that helps! Let me know what you decide.

  13. I completely agree! Soon I’ll purchase the Dewalt 12″ and the Diablo blades are great! Use that on my circular saw. Awesome video bro and keep up the good work! So many tools out there and once you find what works for you…. You’re on a straight shot forward!

  14. I want to thank you for the recipe. It was a big head start on the job I did today. I went to HD and picked up all I needed, and was able to whip out a workbench, just like that. Saved me time, and saved the customer a few bucks as well. Thank you very much.

  15. +Moon Hitsearth You’re welcome! I’m glad it worked out for you and your customer!

  16. +Donepearce Where are your videos? You know since you are the professional and all. I would love to see some of your glued up windproof workbenches….

    +WV DIY GUY,
    Thanks for the video, I think I may try and put a couple of these together this weekend for my shop.

  17. +jmeador0012 You just made my night. Hahaha.. You’re welcome! Enjoy your benches!

  18. Thanks for the great video, looks strong and you didn’t over complicate things which is nice

  19. +Lost Evesy You’re welcome! Thanks for watching

  20. don’t know how I ended up watching this but I liked it (have no intention to build such a thing) but I find it useful and very helpful.

  21. you are a true Craftsman

  22. +expmofo Haha thank you!

  23. Awesome workbench!!! Just built my own and love it’s size and sturdiness..thanks for the video!

  24. +Aaron D You’re welcome Aaron! I’m glad it worked out for you!

  25. Aaron D

  26. Good stuff!! *Saludos!*

  27. I probably would have used biscuits and glue on the top. and less screws.

  28. a los que somos amantes del taller nos gusta escuchar el ruido de las herramientas , estuvo mal silenciarlas,
    me gusto por lo demรกs tu video

  29. this is probably the best and esiest solid work bench i’ve seen.. im gonna make this one later!! thanks

  30. +Ridhuan Abu Bakar you’re welcome! And thank you!

  31. +WV DIY GUY I just did something similar to this yesterday and im happy with it!

  32. +Ridhuan Abu Bakar Awesome!

  33. This was a very informative video, thank you. I was looking for an easy project to build a work bench for my garage and i plan to use this. Although i will probably need to use some wood glue and glue a top to the bench so its a smooth work space. Thank you for uploading this!

  34. Lance Sheppard {Little River Lawn Care}

    SuperOrcy that would have made me hungry

  35. I love the fact that these guys always seem to have a workshop bigger than my living room, and a set of power, and other, tools that I would love to have, but cannot afford! Interesting, and obviously helpful to those who can afford it; have the relevant tools; and the space available!

  36. Good video. Was wondering why you didn’t use pocket screws?

  37. Cross bar in middle I would have put it under so I could have a ply from end to end

  38. +Lynard Burt i agree. After the video i did that exact thing.

  39. +Lynard Burt i agree. After the video i did that exact thing.

  40. scott mclean Love my Milwaukee 6955!

  41. Didn’t come onto YouTube to learn how to do this, but now that I found it, I’ll be doing something like this for the garage. Thanks for posting and the material list.

  42. +Marden 64 haha YouTube has a way of doing that to you.. lol you’re welcome

  43. SuperOrcy with gravy or just jelly?

  44. hans wst what is a cm?

  45. “what is AN inch?”

  46. CB Ross I love hearing about guys like you. I’m 40 years of age and able to buy just about any tool I need and I’ve got massive respect for the difficult and intricate jobs that resourceful people can accomplish. My dad has done amazing things like rebuilding fine Kauri pine cabinets, restoring antique tables, bentwood and turned wooden chairs, automotive and motorcycle engine swaps and rebuilds, fabrication of farm equipment and complete residential construction with no room or specialist tools. He’s just a bloody clever bugger who is also a massive tightwad. You guys are the people I’m impressed by.

  47. Also they can sometimes work so fast and quiet!

  48. Would you still use masonite if you wanted to mount a vise on the bench?

  49. +x1134x i made another bench with a Masonite top, and put a vice on it. It has held up great. However, to be fair, i haven’t used the vice for anything heavier than 5 or 10 pounds.

  50. wtf๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  51. Manny, that’s great and while I agree that the tools and cost aren’t really that much I can’t for the life of me find people or businesses that will do things for free. Things like cutting a pipe or threading it are never free in my area. Where in the world do you live?

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