Workbench Woods
Great hardwoods for building your own heriloom quality workbench

best hardwoods for building a workbench for woodworking

The Best Workbench Is Built, Not Bought

Building your own workbench can take more than a couple of angles. You can toss a piece of plywood on a pair of sawhorses or go to the far opposite end of the spectrum for something a little more traditional, robust, heavy; something that'll last a few generations. A great workbench is one you don't have to think about; it's heavy enough that it won't move as you work, and durable enough that it can handle the pressures of your pounding, clamping, planing and sawing.

That's why you'd pick some solid hardwood for your workbench.


Beech (European) 4/4 Lumber
28
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4.893
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Beech (European) 4/4 Lumber
$6.29 /Board Feet
Beech (European) 8/4 Lumber
26
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4.769
out of 5
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Beech (European) 8/4 Lumber
$7.29 /Board Feet
Country Hard Maple 4/4 Lumber
28
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4.536
out of 5
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Country Hard Maple 4/4 Lumber
$5.49 /Board Feet
Hickory 4/4 Lumber
28
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4.5
out of 5
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Hickory 4/4 Lumber
$5.99 /Board Feet
Hickory 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
30
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4.367
out of 5
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Hickory 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
$173.00 /Pack
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Hickory 8/4 Lumber
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18
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4.556
out of 5
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Hickory 8/4 Lumber
$7.99 /Board Feet
Maple Hard White 12/4 Lumber
2
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
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Maple Hard White 12/4 Lumber
$12.99 /Board Feet
Maple Hard White 4/4 Lumber
45
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4.667
out of 5
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Maple Hard White 4/4 Lumber
$7.99 /Board Feet
Maple Hard White 6/4 Lumber
39
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4.667
out of 5
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Maple Hard White 6/4 Lumber
$8.49 /Board Feet
Maple Hard White 8/4 Lumber
42
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4.619
out of 5
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Maple Hard White 8/4 Lumber
$8.99 /Board Feet
Red Oak 4/4 Lumber
33
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4.727
out of 5
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Red Oak 4/4 Lumber
$5.49 /Board Feet
Red Oak 6/4 Lumber
16
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5
out of 5
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Red Oak 6/4 Lumber
$6.49 /Board Feet
Red Oak 8/4 Lumber
23
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4.913
out of 5
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Red Oak 8/4 Lumber
$6.99 /Board Feet
White Ash 12/4 Lumber
9
Ratings Snapshot
4.667
out of 5
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White Ash 12/4 Lumber
$8.99 /Board Feet
White Ash 4/4 Lumber
20
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4.85
out of 5
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White Ash 4/4 Lumber
$6.49 /Board Feet
White Ash 6/4 Lumber
16
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4.625
out of 5
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White Ash 6/4 Lumber
$6.99 /Board Feet
White Ash 8/4 Lumber
19
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4.947
out of 5
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White Ash 8/4 Lumber
$7.49 /Board Feet
White Oak (Flat Sawn) 12/4 Lumber
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White Oak (Flat Sawn) 12/4 Lumber
$15.99 /Board Feet
White Oak (Flat Sawn) 4/4 Lumber
8
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5
out of 5
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White Oak (Flat Sawn) 4/4 Lumber
$7.99 /Board Feet
White Oak (Flat Sawn) 6/4 Lumber
7
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4.857
out of 5
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White Oak (Flat Sawn) 6/4 Lumber
$9.99 /Board Feet
White Oak (Flat Sawn) 8/4 Lumber
13
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
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White Oak (Flat Sawn) 8/4 Lumber
$10.99 /Board Feet
White Oak (Quarter Sawn) 6/4 Lumber
6
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4.833
out of 5
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White Oak (Quarter Sawn) 6/4 Lumber
$13.99 /Board Feet
Country Hard Maple 6/4 Lumber
Country Hard Maple 6/4 Lumber
$6.49 /Board Feet
Red Oak 4/4 Lumber Pack: 6 Boards, 5"+ Widths
2
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5
out of 5
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Red Oak 4/4 Lumber Pack: 6 Boards, 5"+ Widths
$99.00 /Pack
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Red Oak 8/4 Lumber Pack: 3 Boards, 5"+ Widths
Red Oak 8/4 Lumber Pack: 3 Boards, 5"+ Widths
$109.00 /Pack
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Maple Hard White 4/4 Lumber Pack: 6 Boards, 5"+ Widths
40
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5
out of 5
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Maple Hard White 4/4 Lumber Pack: 6 Boards, 5"+ Widths
$119.00 /Pack
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Maple Hard White 6/4 Lumber Pack: 3 Boards, 5"+ Widths
Maple Hard White 6/4 Lumber Pack: 3 Boards, 5"+ Widths
$109.00 /Pack
Free Shipping 48 U.S.
Maple Hard White 8/4 Lumber Pack: 3 Boards, 5"+ Widths
Maple Hard White 8/4 Lumber Pack: 3 Boards, 5"+ Widths
$129.00 /Pack
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Beech (European) 4/4 Lumber Pack: 6 Boards, 5"+ Widths
Beech (European) 4/4 Lumber Pack: 6 Boards, 5"+ Widths
$99.00 /Pack
Free Shipping 48 U.S.
Beech (European) 8/4 Lumber Pack: 3 Boards, 5"+ Widths
Beech (European) 8/4 Lumber Pack: 3 Boards, 5"+ Widths
$109.00 /Pack
Free Shipping 48 U.S.