Wouldn’t it be nice to sit on the perfect bench and enjoy your porch or back yard? Or maybe you have been looking for the perfect piece for your foyer so you can sit and take your shoes off when you get home. With the right set of woodworking bench plans you can make exactly what you need and want.
It is a lot easier than you might think to build a bench. With a good set of plans and a weekend’s worth of time, plus a small investment in materials you can build that perfect piece. It doesn’t matter if you are not a master craftsman, or that you don’t have a massive woodworking shop.
There are many different woodworking bench plans out there. I know because I have looked at many of them. Personally I recommend that you stay away from any thing that says free. At best you get an exploded view diagram with not much information. At worst you get an advertisement for something with an endless stream of emails trying to sell you more stuff.
After awhile I found an online library of woodworking plans with more than fourteen thousand different projects. Yes I did say over 14,000 individual plans (for only fifty bucks too). I know seems impossible, but it is true.
The coolest thing is that not only did I get the plans I also got a password to the member’s only area where, get this, they have unlimited use of an extensive video tutorial library! All the tricky stuff can be watched on a step by step video showing exactly how to do it.
I learned so much, all kinds of little tips and tricks that the pros use that make different operations so much easier. And this is stuff I would have never been able to figure out on my own.
So armed with my super duper woodworking bench plans (which there are about 25 different designs to choose from) I decided to build my bench. I printed out the material list that came with the plans complete with all the hardware I would need (fasteners too), and went to the lumber yard. With everything I spent less than $300.00 and that included the wood finish.
My bench came out perfectly! My wife and I really enjoy taking a cup of tea and going and sitting on our bench in our back yard and watching our kids as they get all goofy with each other running around. It really does not get much better than this.
And to think, I almost spent $1700.00 on a bench that pales in comparison to the one I built. Anyone can do this. If you have the least bit of interest in this, I encourage to spend the few dollars on these terrific Woodworking Bench Plans.