Work bench with 3/4 blonde plywood (2sheets) top

Submitted by tommybo76 on Mon, 01/20/2014 - 16:20

I based my work bench on the "sturdy workbench" plan. I made my top using two sheets of blonde 3/4 inch plywood. I glued/screwed and clamped two 3' x 6' sheets together (had the store cut 4x8 sheet to my dimensions). I didn't stain it but did coat with 3 coats of poly. The legs and supports are 2x4s (i think i used 7 though some was left over scrap) and the shelves were built from scrap MDF I had left over from a previous project. I designed my top to hang over at least two inches (longer in some areas depending on where the supports line up) to make clamping easier and it sits 37" from the floor. I wanted to ensure i had adequate space for my shopvac and air compressor so I lowered the base from the original design to avoid making the workbench too tall. This work bench is a very good size for my needs and extremely sturdy!

Built from Plan(s)
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Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
2x4 legs with 3/4 inch plywood top
Finish Used
Polyurethane satin
Recommended Skill Level