So, you have to build yourself a workbench, but you don’t have the time, skill or money to construct one of those could- double – as- an- altar- in- some- minor- woodworking- religion workbenches you see in woodworking magazines.
Never fear. If you can cut some 2×4’s and drive screws, you can build yourself a very decent workbench for a small investment of time and money.
Simpson Strong Ties, the folks who make hurricane tie-downs and other metal construction connectors, have a line of hardware that can allow you to build shelves, bins and workbenches. Their DIY page has all the plans and cut lists you need to put together a shop full of storage and work surfaces in an afternoon.