Hammerzone has a great build-it-yourself workbench that can be made for under $20 and will be as sturdy as any bench you’ll find. The advantage of building your own workbench is that you know exactly how strong it will be, and if the top ever gets damaged and needs to be replaced you can do it yourself.
We’ve listed two of our favorite workbench building books below. They are well thought out books that have great plans and photos for building your own.
You can also purchase a DIY workbench building kit that requires little to no cutting, just assembly. These are a great and quick way to build your own as they’ve taken the engineering and created the legs and main connections for you. This highly rated one from Hopkins Mfg has a lot of pleased customers.