Artist, maker, and friend of ManMade Mr. Lentz details his process for making a sturdy and efficient workbench designed for all kinds of crafts and projects. The more projects I finish, the more I realize how essential a strong flat work surface is to every kind of endeavor, and that it should be among the first projects any creator takes on.
What I love most about Evan's bench is that it's made entirely from easy-to-find dimensional lumber and a few hand tools - a crosscut saw, screwdriver, speed square - and a drill.
Get the full tutorial with an exact cut list at MrLentz.com: A Workbench for Every Craft
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