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Build a cheap but sturdy workbench in a day using 2x4s and plywood.

Build a cheap but sturdy workbench in a day using 2x4s and plywood.

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  1. Steven Castelletti

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    As a beginner to building anything, and not a lot of confidence, this will be my first project. Thank you for the informative video.

  2. Nic Drake

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Awesome workbench

  3. Dean Elliott

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Steve – Just wanted to say thank-you for all of your videos, they've been a great inspiration to me in setting up my first workshop in my new home – All of your tips and entertaining posts has been like condensing a 2-year woodworking apprenticeship into a month!! I've learnt so much, and my first project after getting all the gear was this workbench… as I needed one! Very proud of it – it's flush with my table saw, and looks awesome. I wanted to share a pic, but it seems it's not possible. Oh, and I even bought a 'Grr-Ripper' your sponsors will be pleased to hear. Anyway, just wanted to take the time to say thank-you, it's the very least I could do for being so grateful to you, in sharing your passion for mere beginner mortals like me! The downside… the wife is now getting all sorts of ideas!! All the best – Dean (British… living in Colombia!)

  4. Jesus Andres

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Would it be better with or without glue????

  5. John john Oj

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    ur the best, ty steve.

  6. hudmond

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    thanks for your videos 🙂

  7. Terry McFerren

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    I knew you were awesome but you just hit woodworking god status that is great. now you have to put the kit light in the front of your truck.

  8. Terry McFerren

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    lol

  9. Terry McFerren

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    wait a minute is that Hasselhoff on the wall behind your bench with the scroll saw

  10. Nita Nolsnm

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    What should I do if I know my legs were cut to the same height and assembled at the same height but still make my bench rock in my garage.

  11. Ross Henderson

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    So simple and basic yet so strong. This is nothing short of genius. I can't wait to get started…

  12. docsadao

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Was that a special guest appearance of the Hoff at 1:10?

  13. 738polarbear

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    I like benches that are WORKbenches not pieces of fine furniture that people are frightened of scratching.I like this bench.I have a bench that I have used for years .Its made of 2×4 and plywood with a hardboard top .I have screwed into it ,drilled it and abused it .it has done everything i asked of it and is still going strong.

  14. s4n714g000

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Does anyone know the name of this song?

  15. John Campbell

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Gotta love the Hoff!!!!!

  16. shinnosuke150

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Thanks for this video! I made 2 workbenches and a 5ft high queen sized loft bed with slats instead of the plywood and cross braces for the top, it was fast and easy to make.

  17. bluecurvedesign

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Sierra Pale Ale – a beer so good that even the box can be used as a glue paddle!! Nice work.

  18. Les Portes du Temps

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Hi Steve !
    Right and rough building …
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  19. Ralph Connell

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Thanks Steve, simple but effective. Liked the idea of the casters too. Might stick a cupboard in there too when I give this a try 🙂

  20. vikings844

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    some really nice benches at end of video. The top I want to make for mine will be a bunch of 2×4's screwed and glued together and run through a planner a couple of times!

  21. vikings844

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    nice! I think I'm going to use 6×6 for legs though

  22. daniel

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Great video. Going to try to build this one. How thick were the 2 plywood pieces you glued together for the top ?

  23. REAPER MILITIA SIDETRACKED

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    awesome video new sub thanks

  24. José Luis Alonso

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    It would'nt be sturdier joined with mortises instead screws?

  25. robert Turriff

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    I would like the plans for the first one you showed of the people sent you that you shared.

  26. Joe DeMarco

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Love the bench. Why 2 2 X 4 instead of 4 X 4 legs and why the glue? Aren't the screws strong enough?

  27. Hernán T

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Steve is this workbench too much heavy to transport?

  28. kaos havoc

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    I have been using this laminated 2×4 for my bench and stuff, and i was wondering, as I am on a very very limited budget, is it ok to take the screws back out for reuse after the glue has dried? Or do the screws help with strength in a way the glue can't like, sheer strength or something? Keep on with your awesome channel.

  29. TrionAlpha

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Hey  Steve – what are the approximate dimensions for your bench in terms of height from the floor to the shelf and from the floor to the table top?  Also about how much over hang on the top did you allow for?  It looks to be about 1-2 inches from the video.  Thanks

  30. abas al qashami

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    nice nice

  31. Bits of Pulp

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    I just finished watching the video where you rip the island apart to make a smaller one. Makes sense though, what with climate change and all.

  32. Michael Lusk

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    what other method can you think of on how to attach the table top other than screwing it from the top? Something where it doesn't show

  33. TN Ravi

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Are you David Ramsey's brother? Plsssssssssss reply

  34. Bruce McNally

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Great project – your ideas are great and enjoyably presented. Many thanks!

  35. Bob Derby

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Those casters look way too small for the weight of the workbench even when empty. Have you replaced them with larger ones? How is the bench holding up? Good video, you have lots of great ideas.

  36. Michael Lusk

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Steve. You got plans on this? Also, did you remove any screws or do anything that you didn't show on the video? Wanted to know how you measured it , or how you calculated it to meet the exact height ???? thanks…Michael STEVE???? Please reply ok?

  37. Gia Rodrigues

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    like your videos Steve. Thanks!

  38. majorkonfuzion

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    this weighs a ton right?

  39. John Hutton

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Dang, that's a lot of glue!

  40. L H/NJ

    September 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    What length screws do you use to screw the plywood sheets together?

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