Ideal Woodworking Workbench Sizes & Dimensions

Thick and large traditional woodworking workbench

Do you know the ideal dimensions for a woodworking workbench? Well, if you don’t know, you’re not alone, for almost all beginners in woodworking ask this question more often. However, if you are only recently jumpstarting your woodworking career, it will be best to begin by building your workbench according to the ideal dimensions suggested … Read more

Best Light for Workbench for 2023

Different types of workbench lightings for garage or workshop.

The best lights for workbench should be easy to install and cost-efficient. They should also be easy to adjust and focus on your working area. Moreover, they should be portable and come with features that allow you to optimize their usage.  You might not think about it that much, but your level of safety when … Read more

Best Rubber Mats for Workbench Top

Measuring the size and dimension of top layer top needed for the workshop bench top.

Recently, I needed to retire my old workbench mat because it seemed to have seen its better days. So, I started looking around for a quality replacement. I understood perfectly that a workbench utility rubber mat is crucial to protecting my workbench top. It could help secure my workbench from damage by preventing dents and … Read more

Best Placement for Locking Casters

Locking caster positions for table and bench.

The introduction of heavy-duty casters with specialized features like brakes has significantly improved the movement of heavy objects. Imagine, for example, that you need to move your heavily set workbench, but you’re all alone. Without enough helping hands, you will find it hard to budge your heavy workbench, even for an inch. But if you … Read more

Best Plywood for Workbench Top

Making workbench top with plywood.

A workbench top may be constructed from any type of plywood that you can find on your marketplace. However, specific plywood provides features you don’t need at a price you shouldn’t have to pay. Additionally, plywood materials like particleboard and OSB (also known as wafer boards) on the opposite end of the spectrum aren’t sturdy … Read more

Best Workbench Dog Hole Clamps 2023

Woodworking clamps for dog hole workbench.

The bench dog hole is often a point of debate among woodworkers, and most discussions or arguments revolve around the questions: What should be the diameter of the holes? Is there a standard spacing between dog holes? Which dog hole clamps are best to use? Such questions often elicit different and conflicting answers from various woodworkers. But … Read more

Best Finish for a Workbench

Apply finish coating on the woodworking workbench.

As someone who has been working with different types of wood for several years, I am still surprised at why many woodworkers prefer solid and hard butcher-block workbench tops over softwood. The thing is, if you don’t want to dent or ding your project, you need bench tips with softer wood. But if you have … Read more