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DIY 2×4 Workbench for Under $100 | Modern Builds | Woodworking

DIY 2×4 Workbench for Under $100 | Modern Builds | Woodworking

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  1. Jacob Lewis

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    It might sound excessive, but I'd definitely let those 2×4's acclimate to your shop for a couple weeks before gluing up the top. I made a top like that last summer and a week after glue-up the top had a good 1" twist in it. Framing lumber is frequently pretty wet. Maybe not as bad in the winter. Nice build.

  2. Zachariah Collom

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Mike do you have a materials list? Thanks

  3. Nicholas Hansen

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Dope name

  4. Godwin Oliver O. Delica

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Are you left-handed?

  5. Godwin Oliver O. Delica

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Leg vise? Shop tour?

  6. C.J. Burtwell

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    what if i don't have a table to build this table on?

  7. Belal Elgendy

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Really cool project Mike. I don’t have a workbench yet, so i’ll use your plans and build one 🙂
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. ModestMaking

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    How are you liking that Ridgid miter saw stand? Do you ever fold it up with the saw on it?

  9. kricorg

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    7:42 Watch me remove my mask and puff up my sweatshirt!

  10. James Cartwright

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Vacuum required.

  11. silveravnt

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    complete legit

  12. Richard Allsebrook

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    The 2nd table leg method would be my choice – even if I had a table saw. It's easier to visualise and less wastage if you get it wrong 😉

  13. MrHandwerk

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Hammer project idea! Perfect for the newbies 🙂

  14. Triumphtriple

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Hahaha that look when you realized you were gluing up the stretchers! Been there many times before!

  15. Scott Haun

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    excellent! and your hair is on point.

  16. Dan The Maker Man

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Heard you talk about this on the podcast, it turned out nice good work!

  17. Dmitriy Lutsenko

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Man, buy yourself cheap shop vacuum. Amount of fine dust in your shop is horrific.

  18. Tony Schultz

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Nice work! Any PDF file of the build?

  19. futureboy

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    When you turned on the saw to cut the first lap joint @ 1:03, it looks like the blade drops about 1/8". Any safety/accuracy concerns?

  20. A Glimpse Inside

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Dude! This is the most creative use of left joints I’ve seen! One of your best tutorials to date. And quite honestly I’ve built flatpack shop furniture before, and I never once took it down to move it around. It being completely permanent is a good thing! Nice work brother

  21. I Can Do That

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    It IS totally necessary to use a planer to make this a sturdy table because 2x4s are never flat. The problem with these "cheap" builds is that you need several power tools, which are NOT inexpensive. Then you need lots of other tools. You need a workbench to build this workbench. You need a bunch of long clamps. You need other small tools, glue, and hardware. This project, JUST FOR A WORKBENCH, which you can purchase premade for $200, actually costs over a thousand dollars, if you don't have the tools. Count in the time it costs to make the workbench which you could be spending making the money to buy that $200 workbench.

    This is a great build. This is a nicely produced video. There is plenty of extra information. It's just clickbaity, as most of these videos which claim a price are. But hey, who's going to click on a video that says "how to build midsized shop bench for $100 of lumber, $1200 worth of tools, and $200 worth of your time."

  22. GruffsWorkshop

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Great build Mike! Nice. Simple. Cheap. 3 of my favorite things. 😀

  23. Dugard Lucas

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Maybe i'm wrong, but in your case i would learn another software than sketchup, something like fusion, that could be useful if you progress to cnc at some point. I did'nt keep up with sketch up tho

  24. Quinten Dewit

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Love your vids bro keep it up

  25. J.R. Smith

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Firstly, love how you keep the "bloopers" in the video :). Secondly, I was cracking up because I was like…hey that's a cool mask…wonder what he's using? And then you immediately went into taking about your sponsor, lol. Good timing.

  26. Michael Parzynski

    February 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    One of the things I like about your videos is you don't have an extension set of tools. You don't have big dado stacks and you even show how to do the job with just a circular saw. Some shops have every tool under the sun (Norm) and it is challenging figuring out how to do the work without every tool under the sun.

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