Free Plans | DIY Workbench Build

Free Plans | DIY Workbench Build

Building a strong workbench using just a couple basic tools!

Free Workbench Plans –
Check out all my other plans! –
JH Circular saw shaped push sticks –

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All tools/products Used:
Swanson Speed Square –
4โ€™x6โ€™ Bora Centipede Work Table –
Bora Centipede Worktop –
Dewalt Circular Saw –
Diablo Circular Saw Blade –
Dewalt Table Saw –
Dewalt Drill & Impact Combo –
Estwing Rubber Mallet –
Bessey Trigger Clamps –
GRK 2 1/2″ Screws –
4″ Castors –
Gluebot bottle –
Titebond Wood Glue – or

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  1. mixedgas2 on October 31, 2023 at 9:54 pm

    I dig it.

  2. MJHanegraaf on October 31, 2023 at 10:04 pm

    LOL – great work as always.

  3. Vinny Lc on October 31, 2023 at 10:11 pm

    First time i was catfished and not disappointed ๐Ÿ˜‚

  4. Alfan Azzam Craft on October 31, 2023 at 10:12 pm

    Your equipment and tricks are very high quality boss, greetings from Indonesia ๐Ÿ–๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™โ™ฅ๏ธ

  5. PMD_in_AZ on October 31, 2023 at 10:18 pm


  6. RJ B on October 31, 2023 at 10:22 pm

    Still not enoug tools. The pick-up is missing. How can I do this with a Miata? ๐Ÿ˜œ

  7. Pikapalooza on October 31, 2023 at 10:24 pm

    I’m just getting started on my woodworking journey but I love the simplicity of this bench with options to expand it as needed. I want to integratea table saw as well so I figure maybe removing one of the ribs and then building a small shelf for the table saw would work. Maybe adding 2 extra legs to fully support the table saw?

  8. trysalot on October 31, 2023 at 10:25 pm

    As it turns out. I watched for the bench build but had a laugh with kayaks. As I kayak also.

  9. MainelyBarefootDriving on October 31, 2023 at 10:25 pm

    That is awesome. you could cut some V shaped pvc rollers for the top of the workbench.

  10. Woodworks by Grampies on October 31, 2023 at 10:27 pm

    Hola! ๐Ÿ–Really great project and video. Glad you "disguised" it because many would have glossed over it. There is a lot of info to be gained from here and can be applied on many other projects and builds. Thanks for sharing. Take care and have a good one, Adios!๐Ÿ‘Š

  11. Jim Ellis on October 31, 2023 at 10:30 pm

    I moved into a new house and need a workbench in the garage. I think this is something I can manage with the tools on hand (ie. no table saw or drill press or wood working appliances.) Thanks for the plans!

  12. matthew ortiz on October 31, 2023 at 10:30 pm

    Love them! Hobie kayaks bro. I admit a little pricey but to me worth it.

  13. Darin on October 31, 2023 at 10:31 pm


  14. Jason Watson on October 31, 2023 at 10:33 pm

    Great looking bench and thanks for providing the plans. I think with a bit of modification to make the bottom ‘shelf’ not as wide so a chair could slide right up and maybe make it a little taller, this would make a great electronics / crafts workbench.

  15. Kathy Phetteplace on October 31, 2023 at 10:34 pm

    That is so awesome!! What a great idea!

  16. Campfire Woodworks on October 31, 2023 at 10:38 pm

    Clever. And youโ€™re 100% right. I likely would have passed on that vid if you advertised as a Kayak rack. BUTโ€ฆ your half-lap design is going into my upcoming bench build. Appreciate that nugget as well as all your content.

  17. Gozeto17 on October 31, 2023 at 10:40 pm

    Great idea. This cart to me, only looks a little different from your workbench plan. Love them both bro. Keep up the amazing work.

  18. Alan Kohn on October 31, 2023 at 10:46 pm

    I’m glad you did this. It drives me up the wall when you go to a wood working channel a they go "You can build this cheap and easy work bench at home " then proceed to use ten grand worth of professional table saws, jointers, planers and other assorted pro power tools which let me assure you I don’t have at home I don’t know abut anyone else.
    If I was going to build your Kayak rack / work bench is I might add some bracing to stop it racking overtime

  19. Bryan Willis on October 31, 2023 at 10:49 pm

    Tried to down load your plans. After I put in all the info you ask for it looped back to the beginning. After 3 times I decided your plans are that valuable. How did you get so many subscribers?

  20. Tomโ€™ s Dreamshop Worx on October 31, 2023 at 10:49 pm

    Nicely built! Iโ€™ve done many half laps with a circular saw I always start with the accurate cut first, so that I donโ€™t go past it by accident while Iโ€™m quickly making the interior cuts.