How to Build a DIY Wood Workbench: Super Simple $50 Bench
Got two hours to kill? Do we have a workbench for you!
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 projects. Add pegboard, a bench vise and a few other accessories and you'll have a serious work center.
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Buy the DIY workbench wood and start cutting
This sturdy 30-in. x 6-ft.-long DIY workbench is the ultimate in simplicity. It’s made from only fifteen 8-ft.-long 2x4s and one sheet of 1/2-in. plywood, and it makes for a better tool workbench than you could buy for much more. Learn how to build a workbench by following the cutting diagrams to cut the parts: Figure B to cut the plywood tops, then Figure C to cut all the framing. Use the lengths provided in the Cutting List. You can either screw the framing together with 3-in. screws or hand- or power-nail it together with 3-in. nails. Screw the plywood down with 1-5/8-in. screws.
To make these project plans even easier to follow, we tinted the parts that get added at each step. Keep reading to learn how to build this brilliant small work table with storage.
Construction and Cutting Details
All the workbench dimensions and pieces are shown in Figures A, B and C, and keyed to the Cutting List. All together you’ll need fifteen 2 x 4 x 8s and one sheet of 1/2-in. plywood. Click the button above to download the project plans.
Required Tools for this garage workbench Project
Have the necessary tools for this DIY garage workbench project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Required Materials for this Project
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here’s a list.