Every woodworking shop needs a workbench. In 2003 when I first started my work shop I had a very few tools. I did have a barely working table saw, a chop saw and a Kreg Pocket Hole jig. So I decided that a solid core door workbench would work for me.
It is 32″ x 80″ ( a door !! ). It is 36″ tall. I put 5 coats of polyurethane as a finish on the veneer top. The base was all 2×4 framing lumber. I cut the 2×4’s on the chop saw. I designed the base with all double 2×4’s that all had overlapping joints. So each connection had a butt joint and an over lapped joint. Kreg pocket holes for but joints and screws into the lapped joints. The previous home owner had left me 5 full sheets of 1/2 plywood. This was used for the bottom shelf and end panels. These panels gave the overall rigid structure to the design.
The bench is now 10 years old. I have added a Lee Valley Inset vise for better holding. The bench also got electrified with plugs on both ends. ( Very useful ).
Each picture has descriptions of specific parts of the bench.