I read quite a few instructables and found many online tutorials about how to go about making a workbench. Quite a lot of instructions are American so dimensions are in inches, prices are in dollars and they lose something in translation. If you head to the nearest wood merchant in the UK and ask for sections of 2x4 be prepared to get your wallet out. Our American buddies have it lucky, they seem to think this wood stuff grows on trees.
With that in mind I have priced and sourced everything required for cheap work benches in the UK. Wickes is the real key, everything under one roof so you can pick it all up at once. With this design I was able to make 5 benches, 12m of workbench for £100. These 5 benches were built for the newly created Leicester Hackspace
. If you're in Leicester on the 1st of March, why not drop by for the grand opening.