Workbench Plans

Stop wasting time on home improvement projects because you don’t have an efficient place to work. Customize these workbench plans to fit any size workshop.

Build a Work Bench On a Budget

Build a simple, strong workbench made entirely from 2x4s. It's inexpensive (less than $100) and takes only about four hours to build.

Workbench Plans projects

  • Folding Workbench

    Build this solid, roll-around, folding workbench in a day with simple hardware and only two sheets of plywood.

  • DIY Workbench Upgrades

    Upgrade any workbench with these DIY enhancements. 7 simple projects enhance functionality and increase the storage capacity of your workbench.…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Simple Workbench Plans

    Use this simple workbench plan to build a sturdy, tough workbench that'll last for decades. It has drawers and shelves for tool storage. It's…

  • Rosin Paper Workbench Cover

    Protect your workbench with rosin paper. Install this simple paper holder at one end of the bench and roll it out when you need it.

  • Garage Workbench

    Our compact garage workbench has an expanding top that folds out for extra work space and tucks away when not in use. It also has…

  • Mini Classic DIY Workbench for Kids

    Give your child a chance to make projects on their own DIY workbench—a smaller-scale version of a classic design that's been in use for…

  • How to Build Workbenches: 4 Knockdown Designs

    Make more room for tools and carpentry projects with space-saving workbenches that set up or come apart in seconds. Made from recycled doors…

  • How to Build a Workbench: Super Simple $50 Bench

    This workbench is simple enough and cheap enough that you can make it in a morning, and yet it's big enough for serious woodworking and hobby…

  • Modular Workbench

    Workbench for a small space. A fold-out work table, a roll out table saw stand, a miter box table and lots of storage—cabinets, drawers,…

  • 10 Real-Life Wood Workbench Plans and Inspiration Photos

    Fan Spotlight: These readers shared photos of their completed garage workbenches, many of which were built using our plans! Scroll through and…