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Steel & Wood Workbench

Rockler October 250x250

       We all have dreamed of having the ultimate shop or evenly simply the ultimate workbench. A workbench that can define you as maker. A workbench that is the center of attention. A workbench that you grin every time you use it. A workbench where all your best projects are made. Most importantly, a workbench that your kid’s kid will love and cherish one day. This workbench is that workbench for us.

How did you make this behemoth?

We have a super in depth set of plans available here:

Steel & Wood Workbench Plans

What are the Dimensions?

How much did it cost to make?

Including the Vises, this work bench was roughly $500. Materials alone were only $250.

Why Steel?

The simple answer is to be different. We have never seen a Roubo style bench with a metal base. There are loads of benefits though.

  • Does Not move… ever
  • Simple, fast, and strong
  • Looks amazing
  • Only have to replace the top in the future
  • The bench will stay flat

What species of wood did you use?

Construction grade pine was used for the top and Sapele was used for the vises/end caps. The pine will last plenty long enough and it only costs $100 for a new top.

What vises are you using?

We made our own leg vise using this screw. Grab a set of plans if you want to know exactly how we made it. It only costs $50!

We also are using a Quick release end vise. This vise is great because its really strong and bolts directly onto the workbench.

What are those casters you are using?

It is pretty amazing being able to move this 400LB workbench around very easily, but it’s ever better that we can entirely remove the casters as well. You can grab them here:





  • Doi Ly
    January 30, 2017, 8:12 am  Reply

    Hi, I tried to order long sleeve T-shirt. But it seems like I was too late or the buy now button not working? Are those T-shirts still available?

    • Profile photo of woodbrew
      January 31, 2017, 11:31 pm

      Sorry Doi! We are out of stock in pretty much all sizes:( We are working on re stocking soon.

  • Jevon DeLoatch
    January 30, 2017, 9:15 pm  Reply

    Thats an awesome bench guys….
    You guys do awesome work overall, and even though I’m older than you. I want to grow up to be like you.

    • Profile photo of woodbrew
      January 31, 2017, 11:30 pm

      HAHA Thanks Jevon!

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