There have been a number of workbench Instructables on this site, many of them very well done. However, the key to a workbench that can be pummeled and trammeled and abused like a rented mule is anchoring. This Instructable presents a method for building a workbench that will not only serve as an electronics soldering, model airplane building, or knitting platform but will also support metalworking and woodworking vices and the subsequent abuse that comes with such duty.
This workbench plan assumes that you have access to a variety of 2x4 lumber scraps, some spare plywood, particle board, or OSB or the means to purchase said materials. Also required are rudimentary woodworking skills, the tools to cut wood, and the fasteners to bind wood together. Oh and 3 pounds of zombie flesh.
Step 1: Bill of materials
- 2x 8' 2x4s
- 2x 36" 2x4s
- 4x 24" 2x4s
- 12x 18" 2x4s
- 27"x8' 1/2" thick plywood
- 27"x8' 1/2" thick OSB
- Handful of 2.5" general purpose screws
- Handful of 3" general purpose screws
- Handful of 1 5/8" general purpose screws
- 1x steel L-bracket
- 1x 3/8" expanding concrete anchors