I needed a good, strong, sturdy workbench in my garage, so I built one. The hard part is trying not to spend a ton of time and trying to make the "perfect" workbench. Make one that works for you and your needs.
I had an idea in my head of what I wanted my workbench to look like. It was a design I have used before when I worked in a custom cabinet shop. So with that design in my head, I made a few changes, and built it over the course of a weekend. It is made out of 4x4's for the legs(36" high) and 2x3's for the structure (68"long x 41"wide). The top is make out of 3/4" plywood (48" x 72"), with a sheet of plastic laminate glued to the top of it. I like the plastic laminate because it is a nice surface to work on. If you spill something, you can wipe it up and not have to deal with something soaking into the plywood.
If I had to make it all over again, I don't think I would change anything. I have used it a few time and I really like it so far. I like the height, which is 36". I am not bending over and hurting my back to work on something. Just to give you some perspective, I am 6'1". I do plan on adding some drawings to the bottom shelf. This will be a great place to store my tools. I don't want the bottom shelf to become a junk shelf. I need to make it useful.
Please watch the video. I take you through the steps to build the workbench. Enjoy!!