Pleasanton, Calif. — Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, will celebrate the expanded availability of its popular WBSK workbench and shelving hardware kit with a DIY project challenge led by The House of Wood host and DIY influencer Jen Woodhouse.

Now available at all major home centers, the WBSK workbench and shelving hardware kit provides the hardware to build a workbench or shelving unit in under two hours. The kit features the Simpson Strong-Tie® Rigid Tie® RTC2Z corner connector, which makes it easier to create strong and durable corner connections with 2×4 lumber using no angle cuts or bolts, and each kit contains enough RTC2Z connectors to construct one workbench. (Two kits are necessary to build a four-shelf unit.)

An ideal gift for beginner and expert DIYers alike, the WBSK allows project builders to customize the workbench size by adding the 2×4 lumber of their choice. DIYers interested in the WBSK can watch a new video by Jen Woodhouse showing how simple it is to build and personalize their own workbench using the kit.

A self-taught carpenter with a fearless DIY spirit and a penchant for problem-solving, Jen Woodhouse offers in-depth tutorials that inspire and encourage her followers to build their way to a more beautiful home. The House of Wood was named Best DIY Blog by Domino Magazine, and Jen’s work has been featured on, Bob Vila, This Old House, Popular Mechanics, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Country Living, Apartment Therapy and more.

DIYers who build the workbench can show off their project personality and follow Woodhouse’s WBSK challenge on Instagram by using the hashtags #strongtiediy and #wbskchallenge. Selected projects entered in the challenge will be highlighted and shared on Simpson Strong-Tie social media channels.

For more information on building a sturdy and robust workbench using the WBSK kit, including a list of kit components and links to project plans and more DIY inspiration, visit the WBSK project page on