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How to Build a Sturdy Workbench Using Cheap Wood

Sturdy 2x4 Workbench

Every shop needs a sturdy, durable and versatile workbench.  And you can build this one without breaking the bank.  Made from construction grade lumber this workbench has a big solid top that can easily double as an assembly table or outfeed table as well.  With a 64” x 36” work surface you’ll have plenty of space to build something awesome!

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Here is what you’ll need for the project:

Tools Used
  • Miter saw
  • Table saw (or circular saw)
  • Thickness planer
  • Jointer
  • Random Orbital Sander
  • Cordless Drill
  • Bar Clamps
  • Pocket Hole Jig
  • ¾” Auger Bit
  • Router
  • Chamfer bit
Materials/Supplies
  • (7) 12′ 2×6 SYP boards
  • (3) 8′ 2×8 SYP boards
  • (2) 8′ 2×4 SYP boards
  • 2-1/2” Wood screws
  • 2” Pocket screws

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