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 over a century.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine
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$20 – $100
Downsize to fit
Here’s a plan for a downsized version of a classic DIY Workbench. Just click on the link for the full article with how-to photos and details. All of the construction steps are the same; it’s just smaller to fit the young carpenter in your family. The height is about right for a 42- to 48-in.-tall DIYer, but you can easily increase the height just by making the legs longer.
Figure A: Small Bench
The overall dimensions of this bench are: 48” wide x 22-3/4″ deep x 24” tall plus a 5-3/4” backboard. For a larger PDF, see Additional Information.