This is the first workbench that I built.
I wish I had better photos, but I think this captures the important points. That’s a face vise on the far left. I am right handed. Stupid. The top twisted almost immediately and because of how I built it, I couldn’t flatten it enough without throwing everything out of wack. Worst of all, the thing was light, flexy, and tall. Not a good combination. I didn’t enjoy working with it, so it sat unused.
Tonight I started ripping yellow pine for a split top, Roubo-like bench. How many 8-foot rips can you get from a single battery charge on a cordless circular saw? About 2.5.