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Beech Wood Workbenches

A new standard in affordable ready-made workbenches! Made from block laminated beech wood, these robust benches offer a solid, heavy duty work surface, two full-featured wood/iron vises and craftsman-quality construction.

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A new standard in affordable ready-made workbenches! Made from block laminated beech wood, these robust benches offer a solid, heavy duty work surface, two full-featured wood/iron vises and craftsman-quality construction. 33-1/2" tall. 19-5/8"wide. Some assembly required.

Vise Features:

  • Real undermounted vise assembly — not just a threaded insert
  • Twin support bars to help eliminate racking
  • Solid steel bars (not hollow) for added strength and stability
  • Both vises include beech jaws and a hardwood handle

Workbench Features:

  • Solid beech top and supporting trestle
  • Dowel pin construction
  • Wider feet for added stability
  • Two rows of round dog holes spaced 5" apart
  • Dog holes on legs to support long workpieces while in vise
  • Four steel-cored round bench dogs
  • Storage shelf with plywood base
(1) Workbench
(2) Vises
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 1.0000
Tech Spec
  • Top thickness: 1-1/8"
  • Apron depth: 3-1/2"
  • Height: 33-1/2"
  • Medium (#37545): 60-5/8" long, 112 lbs.
  • Large (#31719): 72-1/2" long, 124 lbs.
Height 33-1/2"
Width 19-5/8"
4.1 / 5.0
101 Reviews
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It was worth every penny.
December 5, 2019
6 months ago
Great woodworking bench
Very nice bench,the quality is excellent at a price way below others.
This will provide years of service .
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June 24, 2019
12 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Large Beech Wood Workbench
I had planned on building a workbench similar in design to this one In the coming weeks. My wife actually talked me into buying one of these Rockler workbenches so I could get on with some other projects. I was glad to have her encouragement because I couldn’t be happier with the workbench. The vices are great and the 3/4”holes accommodate all types of bench dogs. There’s not a ton of space for storage which I think is good so as to not clutter the area. You could easily add on a tool well if desired.
May 22, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Well built and sturdy
I bought this to use as a movable work bench for my shop in addition to my fixed bench. I added the casters from Rockler and it has worked out well. Went together fairly easily doing the assembly by myself, without any one to help.
I feel it will be a great addition to my shop and give me the flexibility I was looking for.
I did find I needed to lightly sand the top as the finish was a little ruff and I sanded out the bench dog holes so the dogs would slide in easily and to full depth. When received, the dogs would hang up before seating completely both in the top and leg storage holes.
January 26, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
This is a great Rockler product, a sturdy workbench and a great addition to my shop. I would definitely recommend it for the price. The bench got damaged in shipment but it was minimal. Went together with no problem and all the parts fit perfectly. The only extras I did were I added more height to the bench with 2x4's because it sat too low for me, supported the bottom shelf with 1x2's and rubbed on 2 coats of tung oil over the whole bench to seal it. It all turned out well and I look forward to many years of use. Thanks.
December 15, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Workbench is like a piece of fine furniture
The fit and finish of this workbench, as noted in title of my review, remind me of fine wooden furniture. The first few scratches and dings are really going to hurt my feelings but in the end it is, after all, a workbench. Others have mentioned problems assembling it. I had no problems with anything not fitting properly but maybe that's because mine is a newer model. One thing I would change is to have holes predrilled for BOTH vises on the long side (for holding long work pieces) and on BOTH of the ends. That way, you could choose where to place the vises. Yes, I can drill the holes myself but having them predrilled would be really handy.
June 21, 2017
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Low, but sturdy
As with all of these benches, it's a bit too low. I'll do something to lift it up a few inches, so that I'm not leaning forward all the time, though. Besides that, it's a nice product at a good price.
May 24, 2017
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great bench for a great price.
Rock solid work bench. Arrived in one box with a few nicks and dings. Planed the surface, sanded with 220. Sealed all the pieces with Danish oil. Then coated the surface with minwax wax natural. Vices are cheap but it's well worth the price for the bench. People complained about directions, and I agree they were poorly written. However, the pictures and labels on the hardware is all you need to assemble.

I would recommend this bench to anyone thinking about building one. Before you dump money into a bench you may or may not like, try this one out for a year and you will learn quickly what you want in a bench. The price is hard to beat.
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Finished.  Stained with natural Danish oil.  Waxed surface with Minwax Natural wax.
May 22, 2017
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Medium Beech Workbench
I'm very pleased with my purchase. The bench is sturdy, fits very nicely ion the space I have available and the vises are excellent. Assembly was simple and logical. I was pleased to find the for bench dogs in the package.
May 5, 2017
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Ease to complete
This my first experience with this type of working bench. Great, anxious to get started.
February 3, 2017
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I need a beginners bench. I would like to use it to build a better bench.
William H. S on Jul 6, 2018
Good review
Douglas G on Jul 2, 2018
I need a beginners bench. I would like to use it to build a better bench.
William H. S on Jul 6, 2018
Hope it a good value
Eugene D on Jul 4, 2018
Good review
Douglas G on Jul 2, 2018
Had the item I wanted at a reasonable price.
JEFFERY S on Nov 30, 2017
You had the best picture and list of specifications
Thomas H on Nov 13, 2017
I wanted to build my own workbench. However, pricing one out would cost as much or more than the one I chose. Once I use this one and figure out what I like on a workbench I may build my own. Many books recommended this route, before dumping hundreds of dollars into a bench when you may not like it.
Steven M on Apr 30, 2017
A solid beech workbench at an affordable price.
Chris C on Dec 26, 2016
Needed it
Charles W on Nov 4, 2016
Value for money
Hendrik R on Jul 23, 2016
Had my eye on this for a long time. Recieved a Store coupon, and pulled the trigger.
Jeffrey L on Jun 30, 2016
Really like the look of the bench
JEREMY SHANNON S on Nov 9, 2015
Reviews looked good and seems like a good price for a starter bench.
Logan P on Oct 6, 2015
I love my Levard table am buying this for my 80 y/o father
Francis A C on Jul 3, 2015
Saw bench in the store, looks well made and has all the basic functions I need. Good price too for this quality
Paul C. A on Jul 1, 2015
was going to make a small bench myself and had the plans picked out. This bench included vises and mine didn't.
JANA H on Jun 19, 2015
Based on reviews and price. Also believe the Rockler name stands for quality.
Paul T on Jun 18, 2015
on sale. I needed a workbench
richard j on Jun 18, 2015
Hope it a good value
Eugene D on Jul 4, 2018
Had the item I wanted at a reasonable price.
JEFFERY S on Nov 30, 2017
Do Sjoberg cabinets fit this bench or are there other cabinets/plans?
RS Woodworking on Nov 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I made it fit. I set up the cabinet inside the legs and measured and drilled holes in the legs as necessary. Then I put the cabinet together and mounted the legs to the underside of the bench by drilling new pilot holes.
Does the bench rack at all while planing boards?
Randy R on Dec 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not in the direction the picture shows. But it has real issues with planning across the short dimension (e.g. when traversing a board to remove cup). I reinforced mine with 90degree angle brackets. I bought this bench as a starter bench. I've since built a couple benches. I think it's well worth it to get started (I also bought it during a sale so I paid less for it), The top is nice (if not a little thin for holdfasts). But the undercarriage definitely has it's limitations.
Do the length measurements on the Rockler workbenches include or exclude the vise?
Geoff B on Dec 15, 2015

Mine measures 78.5" x 25.75" *including* the vices. I really like the workbench.

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Can the end vise be attached at either end and the side vise on either side? I'm right handed and the bench must be wall-mounted, so I want the end vise on the left and the side vise on the front.
Joseph S on Dec 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You will have to drill new holes to mount the vises but it certainly can be done. Of course you will be left with the pre-drilled holes. Another option would be to just swap the table end for end and only move the front vise to the opposite side of the table. (The "back" side thereby becoming the front etc.) Note that the end vise is not centered on the end but is offset to the "front". So choosing this option will leave the end vise offset to the new "back" side and if mounted to a wall would crowd use of the end vise.

if you elect to relocate any of the vises you may find it necessary to drill a few new holes for the table top bench dogs. In most cases I don't think it will be necessary but you will want to consider it in advance.

I would like to added that you must seal this table as soon as possible after receiving it. The wood will swell from atmospheric moisture and ruin this table. Particularly affecting the side rails which will become skewed outwards and leave the sides badly out of plumb. Despite sealing my second table top I still suffered some swelling of the top. . Be sure to seal the joints (top and bottom) where the end grain of the top meets the end rails. It is a shame that the manufacturer did not seal this part of the top before assembly.
What size are the bench dog holes?
A shopper on Jun 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Bench dog holes are 3/4' in diameter
Are the vises included, quick release vises?
Tim J on Jan 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sadly, they are not. I'm considering replacing the vises with quick release versions. Also, DO NOT use the supplied screws to fasten the vise to the bench. I twisted the head off one of the lag screws while installing it. I later found out by reading the reviews that this was a known issue, and it's recommended you buy hardened screws from a hardware store before starting the installation and just throw away the screws that come with the bench. Other than that I really enjoy the bench.
how straight is the top?
fred v on Apr 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The top of the table is very flat and straightened also very rigid. I have used it for clamping cabinets when gluing and there is very little flex or movement in the table surface.
Looking to add a cabinet to this, which one would people recommend?
Nathan S on Feb 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: If you are asking which bench would accommodate a cabinet better, I don't think it matters. I think the more important question is do you have the space for the larger bench? If so, why not go with that. You can never have enough bench top. Personally, I prefer the open shelf. Access from both sides is convenient. I gadded another plywood shelf that rests on the base of the legs with a center support. That may be where you are planning to instal the cabinet.
I will be using this as a free standing bench and I am concerned about it's stability. Essentially, is it heavy enough to stay put?
william s on Feb 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is very stable. The only adjustment I made was to install a pair of 4x4s under each leg stand to raise the height to a more comfortable level for me to work on (I'm 6'1") I also purchased a set of "cookies" to support various work projects.
How do these benches compare in quality to the Sjoberg benches?
Vicky D on Jan 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I’ve never owned a Sjoberg bench. But I can tell you I’ve had my Rockler bench for 2 yrs now, and it’s a good quality bench. I can not believe the Sjoberg bench could be that much better to justify the Huge price differential. TheRockler bench is a very solid bench of high quality beech the vises are good quality. I’ve been very happy with this bench, and would recommend it to everyone.
As to the rocking, what if I fastened (built) 4x4 legs under it and beefed-up the stability by adding cross-struts to the undercarriage? (The 72" model)
Bruce K on May 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I own this bench myself and have not had issues with it rocking. But if you need more stability, you can certainly modify it as you described.
Where is this bench made?
Becky D on Mar 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is made in the Czech Republic.
I would like a bench with square or rectangular dogs
Which Sjöbergs have that feature?
Tom Z on Jul 13, 2018
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