Build your own furniture

If you lack the patience or skills to make beautifully crafted joints, Simply Build It from Simpson Strong Tie is a kit containing everything you need

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If you lack the patience or skills to make beautifully crafted joints, Simply Build It from Simpson Strong Tie is a kit containing everything you need, except the timber, to construct robust tables or workbenches of any height, length or depth.

Consisting of screws and heavy-duty connectors designed to join pieces of wood at the corner, there’s no measuring, cutting, planing or carving involved – all you need to do is decide on the dimensions of your wood. With helpful guides and videos on the website, simplybuildit, its makers estimate that even an inexperienced DIYer should be able to make a basic 1.2-metre workbench in no more than two hours. Available at Screwfix online, the kit costs £49.99.