Also, what can I use for the top of my workbench?
Wood workbench tops
Wood-topped workbenches are typically constructed of thick, solid maple or oak and are ideal for universal work, including assembly, repair and maintenance. While these wood finishes are beautiful, maple and oak tops are also built to take a beating.
The question then becomes, how thick should a workbench top be? 3″ thick
One might also wonder what makes a good wood for a workbench top?
Soft woods like pine and birch are relatively inexpensive, but less durable than hard H “wooden and wood, no matter how many layers of paint or varnish you apply, they can easily be dented and scratched by your tools and materials.
Is MDF good for a workbench top?
MDF over plywood – replacing MDF as needed. MDF is nice and flat and best of all, NO SPLITTS! I made my workbench with 2 layers of 3/4 ply and topped with 1/8 in Luan. Super cheap and easy to replace.
What is a good workbench height?
Most workbenches have a worktop height somewhere between 33″ and 36″. If you are of average height (between 5’9” and 6’0“), this is usually a comfortable height. But even a “change of 1” up or down can make a world of difference in how easy it is to to work at the bank.