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 On Sale
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4.85
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Beech (European) 4/4 Lumber
25% Off
$5.99 $4.49 /Board Feet
Beech (European) 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet On Sale
15
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4.6
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Beech (European) 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
18% Off
$173.00 $141.00 /Pack
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Beech (European) 8/4 Lumber On Sale
22
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4.727
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Beech (European) 8/4 Lumber
25% Off
$6.99 $5.24 /Board Feet
Country Hard Maple 4/4 Lumber
28
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4.536
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Country Hard Maple 4/4 Lumber
$4.99 /Board Feet
Country Hard Maple 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
32
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4.813
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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
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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
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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
42
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4.643
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Maple Hard White 4/4 Lumber
$5.99 /Board Feet
Maple Hard White 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
33
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4.636
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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
38
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4.658
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Maple Hard White 6/4 Lumber
$6.99 /Board Feet
Maple Hard White 8/4 Lumber
34
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4.529
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Maple Hard White 8/4 Lumber
$7.99 /Board Feet
Red Oak 4/4 Lumber
28
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4.679
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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
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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
14
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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
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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
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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
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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
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White Ash 6/4 Lumber
$6.19 /Board Feet
White Ash 8/4 Lumber
15
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4.933
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White Ash 8/4 Lumber
$6.99 /Board Feet
White Oak (Flat Sawn) 12/4 Lumber
White Oak (Flat Sawn) 12/4 Lumber
$15.99 /Board Feet
White Oak (Flat Sawn) 4/4 Lumber
8
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5
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White Oak (Flat Sawn) 4/4 Lumber
$6.49 /Board Feet
White Oak (Flat Sawn) 6/4 Lumber
5
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4.8
out of 5
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White Oak (Flat Sawn) 6/4 Lumber
$8.99 /Board Feet
White Oak (Flat Sawn) 8/4 Lumber
10
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5
out of 5
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White Oak (Flat Sawn) 8/4 Lumber
$9.99 /Board Feet
White Oak (Quarter Sawn) 6/4 Lumber
4
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4.75
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White Oak (Quarter Sawn) 6/4 Lumber
$11.99 /Board Feet