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
19
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4.842
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Beech (European) 4/4 Lumber
$5.99 /Board Feet
Beech (European) 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
14
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4.571
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Beech (European) 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
$173.00 /Pack
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Beech (European) 8/4 Lumber
21
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4.714
out of 5
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Beech (European) 8/4 Lumber
$6.99 /Board Feet
Country Hard Maple 4/4 Lumber
26
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4.5
out of 5
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Country Hard Maple 4/4 Lumber
$4.99 /Board Feet
Country Hard Maple 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
30
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4.8
out of 5
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Country Hard Maple 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
$155.00 /Pack
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Hickory 4/4 Lumber
26
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4.462
out of 5
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Hickory 4/4 Lumber
$5.29 /Board Feet
Hickory 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
29
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4.379
out of 5
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Hickory 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
$158.00 /Pack
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Hickory 8/4 Lumber
15
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4.467
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Hickory 8/4 Lumber
$9.99 /Board Feet
Maple Hard White 4/4 Lumber
39
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4.641
out of 5
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Maple Hard White 4/4 Lumber
$5.99 /Board Feet
Maple Hard White 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
31
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4.613
out of 5
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Maple Hard White 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
$175.00 /Pack
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Maple Hard White 6/4 Lumber
36
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4.639
out of 5
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Maple Hard White 6/4 Lumber
$6.99 /Board Feet
Maple Hard White 8/4 Lumber
33
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4.515
out of 5
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Maple Hard White 8/4 Lumber
$7.99 /Board Feet
Red Oak 4/4 Lumber
26
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4.654
out of 5
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Red Oak 4/4 Lumber
$4.99 /Board Feet
Red Oak 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
61
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4.754
out of 5
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Red Oak 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
$152.00 /Pack
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Red Oak 6/4 Lumber
13
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5
out of 5
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Red Oak 6/4 Lumber
$5.99 /Board Feet
Red Oak 8/4 Lumber
19
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4.895
out of 5
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Red Oak 8/4 Lumber
$6.99 /Board Feet
White Ash 12/4 Lumber
7
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4.571
out of 5
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White Ash 12/4 Lumber
$8.99 /Board Feet
White Ash 4/4 Lumber
19
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4.842
out of 5
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White Ash 4/4 Lumber
$5.99 /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
$6.19 /Board Feet
White Oak (Flat Sawn) 4/4 Lumber
6
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
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White Oak (Flat Sawn) 4/4 Lumber
$5.99 /Board Feet
White Oak (Quarter Sawn) 6/4 Lumber
3
Ratings Snapshot
4.667
out of 5
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White Oak (Quarter Sawn) 6/4 Lumber
$10.99 /Board Feet