Part 1: Introduction.
I have been planning to build a new workbench for some time. I have been working on a makeshift assembly table that I made 5 years ago to build my new kitchen. I joined 2 MTF tops from eBay length wise, resting on trestles. This was prior to building my new workshop 2 years ago and I’ve put up with it until now. When I planed the workshop which is 4m square internally, I designed the layout to accommodate a workbench/assembly table/out feed table. As the space is tight I wanted a workbench that facilitated storage of my Festool CTM 26 AC, hand tools in drawers and basically make use of all the space underneath the bench. I set about creating a design that would do the above and have some heft and came up with what I call ‘The Behemoth’ due to its weight (142kg without drawers) rather than size.
Old assembly bench: