Building a woodworking bench is necessary for your DIY projects. With the right tools and lumber you can put together your own work bench easily.
When building a woodworking bench the first thing you need to do is determine how big you want your bench to be. For most DIY projects, a bench 8 ft in length and 3 inches in width should be sufficient.
When building a woodworking bench you should make sure you don’t build one that completely fills your work space. You should try to leave some open space, at last 2 feet open space.
The next step is to identify what lumber you’re going to use. This is an important step as it is going to be what your woodworking bench is going to be made up of. Pine planks will be good enough for your work surface. If you’re building a three foot wide bench, you should use around six pine planks.
Other than the plank wood you’ll also need 1×4 side boards. You will need two side boards for the length of the work surface, and you’ll need another two for the width of the surface.
You will also need 4×4 posts for the 4 legs to support the surface. When putting together your work bench the one thing you should be aware of is the height of the bench. Make sure your work bench reaches at least your rib cage while you’re standing up. To make sure you get the length of the four legs right, you should measure that height and subtract it by an inch or two.
The next step when building a woodworking bench is to determine your fastener needs. You will also need to determine how many and what type of vises will be attached to the bench when the project is completed.
The fist part you should begin with when you start building is the working surface. The next thing you need to focus on is putting together the legs and their braces. Each leg will be positioned at the corner of the working surface, so make sure each measurement has each short space as long as the distance between the outside of th legs.
These are just the basic steps when it comes to building a woodworking bench. Although there are a lot more details that goes into it, once you have the basics the rest of your project should be easy.