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
18
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4.889
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Beech (European) 4/4 Lumber
$5.99 /Board Feet
Beech (European) 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
13
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4.538
out of 5
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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
13
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4.615
out of 5
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Beech (European) 8/4 Lumber
$6.99 /Board Feet
Country Hard Maple 4/4 Lumber
23
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4.478
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
27
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4.815
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
22
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4.455
out of 5
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Hickory 4/4 Lumber
$5.29 /Board Feet
Hickory 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
26
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4.308
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
13
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4.385
out of 5
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Hickory 8/4 Lumber
$9.99 /Board Feet
Maple Hard White 4/4 Lumber
35
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4.629
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
24
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4.625
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
31
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4.613
out of 5
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Maple Hard White 6/4 Lumber
$6.99 /Board Feet
Maple Hard White 8/4 Lumber
27
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4.407
out of 5
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Maple Hard White 8/4 Lumber
$7.49 /Board Feet
Red Oak 4/4 Lumber
21
Ratings Snapshot
4.571
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
52
Ratings Snapshot
4.769
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
11
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
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Red Oak 6/4 Lumber
$5.99 /Board Feet
Red Oak 8/4 Lumber
17
Ratings Snapshot
4.882
out of 5
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Red Oak 8/4 Lumber
$6.99 /Board Feet
White Ash 4/4 Lumber
15
Ratings Snapshot
4.8
out of 5
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White Ash 4/4 Lumber
$5.99 /Board Feet
White Ash 6/4 Lumber
12
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4.667
out of 5
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White Ash 6/4 Lumber
$6.19 /Board Feet
White Ash 8/4 Lumber
13
Ratings Snapshot
4.923
out of 5
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White Ash 8/4 Lumber
$6.99 /Board Feet
White Oak (Flat Sawn) 4/4 Lumber
5
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
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White Oak (Flat Sawn) 4/4 Lumber
$5.99 /Board Feet
White Oak (Flat Sawn) 6/4 Lumber
White Oak (Flat Sawn) 6/4 Lumber
$7.99 /Board Feet
White Oak (Flat Sawn) 8/4 Lumber
6
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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
White Oak (Quarter Sawn) 6/4 Lumber
$10.99 /Board Feet