Build an Inexpensive Woodworking Workbench

Build an Inexpensive Woodworking Workbench

This Roubo-inspired workbench was created using inexpensive, construction grade 2x lumber, but it is heavy enough for all types of power and hand-tool woodwork.

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  1. EnchanterFX on June 5, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Very neat. I built one very similar one from 2x4s with much less precision flattening outside of the top and the sides. I used drawbore tenons for long stretchers and legs.

  2. Jexi Dexi on June 5, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Lovely channel. Thanks for your videos. I subscribed.

  3. Fernando Rivas on June 5, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    awesome job, thanks for sharing.

  4. The HandToolery on June 5, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Really great result! Cool use of spacer blocks in the different areas. Well done!

  5. Heu T on June 5, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Hi, I do like your work. To me, it make sense how you make the legs like yours. I’ve seen others that are very beautiful and they’re beyond others, BUT I just can’t investing ton hours just to cut each holes and/or legs or on the top, etc. Lol. Now that I’ve seen yours, I’m going to make mine like yours. Thx.

  6. schwarzenpuh on June 5, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    добротный верстак, обожаю когда детали подогнаны без зазоров как у Вас в видео, удачи и продолжайте вдохновлять своими видео

  7. James Mundy on June 5, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Do you think it would be as sturdy with an x brace in the back and no front stretcher? I’d like to build something similar but want to slide a tool chest under for storage while not in use.

  8. Greg on June 5, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Nice bench. Feel free to breathe between sentences my man. You did great

  9. Alessandro ramalho dos santos on June 5, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Workbench it is beautfull✌🏼😎🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷

  10. kyle telford on June 5, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Great video👍that’s a quality workbench.good for a life time.

  11. Ed McMahon on June 5, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Really well done – great explanations for all of the finer points. I especially loved how you did the leg tenons–very practical and simple and they look great! If I’m calculating right the finished size was about 6-1/2 feet x 27 (or so) inches? Can you please confirm? Thanks!

  12. mmanut on June 5, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    New Subscriber, nice Job‼️👍👍 Vinny 🇺🇸

  13. Jeff Forbes on June 5, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Very cool bench! Looking forward to the new installments. Thanks for sharing

  14. Voltaire Tito Ortiz Orlina on June 5, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Excellent work!

  15. WA AB on June 5, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    Great work. Inspired to try one myself now.

  16. Joe R on June 5, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Well done. Looks as though this old dog is due a lesson on sketch up & other newer design tools.
    Thank you for the video

  17. scottvhm on June 5, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Nice bench! Since it only has the single mortise per leg (instead of Roubo’s mortise and sliding dovetail), how well has it resisted racking?

  18. Ross Hollinger on June 5, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    You do excellent work. Thank you for the video.

  19. Mike Pierce on June 5, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Very nice workbench and video!

  20. Jack Knows on June 5, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Really nice bench. Thanks for the tutorial as well.

  21. Evan Dunville on June 5, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Great bench!

  22. Rob Brown on June 5, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    I can only get Douglas fir in my neck of the woods. Is there any special considerations for Douglas fir that is different than Southern yellow pine?

  23. J S Rocker on June 5, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Nice looking Bench.

  24. Eric H on June 5, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    I’ve watched dozens of these laminate bench videos, but really like the process you used and am going to attempt this build this weekend. In particular, the way you did the dado into the top and squared up the bottom of the legs afterward looks like something I can successfully replicate. Still fairly certain I would rather have yours than what I’m going to end up with this weekend, but going to give it a shot nonetheless. 😉

  25. Around Home DIY on June 5, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Sorry about the re-upload. The missing right-channel audio should now be fixed!

  26. Thomas Stüfe on June 5, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Well made and well explained, thank you.

  27. Daniel Arrieta on June 5, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Hello, after watching the video I already know what my workbench will be like. Thank you

  28. shivercanada on June 5, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    what kind of jag off’s would thumbs down this? I’m 75% done my Roubo, wish I watched yours first, I like your joints way better, mine were too complicated. Next one!

  29. haitham jaber on June 5, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Hello, really useful information. What lumber is that? Ash? Thanks

  30. Robin Lewis Makes on June 5, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Great explanation, thank you! Have you had any issues with the top expanding and contracting?

  31. Fred Hammer on June 5, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    This is one of the most no-nonsense bench build-up videos on youtube. Really makes building a workbench seem accessible. Thank you so much for this. I plan to use many of your strategies when building my own. I wanna add an apron and split the top, but other than that, I think I’ll lean heavy on your methods.