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This workbench is made from all 2x4 dimensional lumber and less than one full sheet of 3/4" plywood.

Here is the overall cut-list for the base:

8 x 28-1/8" (Legs)

4 x 37" (short braces)

4 x 67-3/4" (long braces)

I cut my top at 42" x 67-3/4". It has 2 extra inches of width in order to overhang a bracket on the back of my table saw.

Step 1: Cut the Legs

Picture of Cut the Legs
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I cut 8 pieces of 2x4 to 28-1/8". These will eventually become the legs, so I made sure they were all the exact same length. I used a stop-block on my miter saw to do this.

These legs are cut at a length that is equal to the height of my table saw, minus the height of the casters I used, minus the thickness of the top (3/4"). This made the workbench sit level with my table saw.

CPUDOCTHE1.19 days ago
My son recently built a new reloading table. The old one was similar to what you built. The new one has 4x4 legs and stringers. For a top, he used a 74"x38" butcher block counter top. It has inlaid t-tracks to mount various components. He cut out 1/4" steel plates to attach the top to the legs and stringers. It is solid. If a tornado attacks, I am crawling under the table.
Philbert D20 days ago
In previous plywood sheet top styles I've made, I add two inches to length and width in order to have a clamp 'lip' for holding down parts and temporary tools. Otherwise need a clamp with a throat that can extend past the 2x4 top brace and the piece to be calmped. This is an elegant use of commonly available wood and tools to make a sturdy combination workbench/outfeed table.
In step 8 what brand of straight edge is that?
NdolaM20 days ago
I like how at 5:54 in the video, magically blocks of wood above the casters appear ;-)
NathaelP21 days ago
Hi ! you can improve by making it adjustable using a screw + nut in each leg, as I draw on the attached image
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