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5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings



SKU: Woodworking Workbench (Metric and Imperial) PLAN.


These plans are in both imperial and metric units. This woodworking workbench is built from readily available 2x10x12′ boards and a little bit of plywood for the cabinet. Included is three different vise options for you to choose from or add all three like me. The workbench is roughly 6′ long, 2′ wide, and features a 4″+ thick top, a strong, half lap constructed base, through mortise and tenons to connect the workbench base to the top, and a four drawer cabinet integrated into the base. The lumber for the workbench itself cost me about $110. The following is included in the plan:

  • 25 detailed pages
  • shopping list
  • access to download the SketchUp file used to create the plan
  • a lumber layout diagram
  • a plywood layout diagram
  • reference diagrams for specific part and assembly dimensions
  • step by step 3D assembly diagrams with written instructions


The entire plan is included in one PDF document. Most everyone will have a PDF reader installed on their computer already but if you do not you can use the free program Adobe Reader to view the plans. You can download Adobe Reader HERE. The checkout process for this plan uses PayPal. You can use major credit or debit cards through PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account. To purchase the plan follow the link below. After you purchase the plan you will receive an email receipt from me containing a link to download your plan. Make sure to check your inbox and spam filter for the receipt. If you do not receive the email within 10-15 minutes or encounter any problems please contact me.

4 reviews for Woodworking Workbench (METRIC & IMPERIAL) PLAN

  1. Bob Farris
    5 out of 5


    Comprehensive plans well written and drawn. I adjusted the scale of the plans to make my workbench the size I wanted it and changed how the legs were wedged to the top. Other than those minor changes (due to my preference) everything worked as drawn and written.

    • Jay Bates


      Thank you very much for your feedback, Bob.

  2. Rotimi
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Our Timbers are different here, but I think I have the ideal; Gmelina. Heard of it before? Was popular at one time for making match sticks. Excited about making the Top right away.

  3. Jeff
    5 out of 5


    Looking forward to starting this build soon. So many other projects I have require a bench, so the bench must happen first. One question- did you join the top pieces together with just glue, or did you loose tenon each one? I see you used the dominos between sections, but could not tell if you used them between each. Thanks!

    • Jay Bates


      I used regular glue joints to create the three top sections. Then milled those sections square and used floating tenons to align the sections during glue up so that they would remain aligned during assembly.

  4. Ketan
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Superb workbench, cabinet and vices plan. My first experience with a sketch-up plan and am very impressed by the ease of use with colour coding for all parts. The use of 3D type images, rather than side view, top view etc. makes things a lot easier to understand as well as images showing the clamps and sawhorses etc which gives the parts context. Small details make a big difference such as still showing the constituent parts of a laminated part – i.e. when showing the laminated leg and orientation of the leg joinery, you can still see the orientation of the laminations vis the joints to be cut. Throughout there is just the right level of ‘chat/explanation’ – not too much, not too little. The overall design is solid and easily understood and of course there are the great youtube videos to go along with this – between them I don’t foresee any issues with building this bench and adapting it here and there for my particular needs. The multiple vice options, including shop-built (cheap) vices, are very useful. Before buying this plan I built the mitre station (so far the lower part only) just from having watched the videos and it has turned out very well but having seen the quality of this plan, I wish I had just gotten that plan also.

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