Every good workshop starts with a workshop bench. My design is simple and focussed on it being primarily used for wood. All I really need is a sturdy bench at the right height with a quick-release, woodworking vice integrated into it. I also plan on getting a bench morticer, so ideally that will find a home mounted on the end of this but not be in the way while working with lengths of timber on it. I may well build a bench just for the morticer later on indeed. In this article I begin with some SketchUps of the design so I can visualize it before deciding on which way to go.
First I had a look online for some reasonable dimensions in metric. One of the reasons I've started recording these projects is that the quality of content online for the types of things I'm going to be building isn't good and a lot of the ones you do find are in imperial measurements. So, if you find this and you like the designs, feel free to replicate or ask me questions if you run into issues. The rough dimensions I settled on are 150mm square for the legs; and 150mm x 75mm or 50mm for the cross members. Overall, I'm going for 750mm deep, 875mm high, and 1800mm long.