54 Free DIY Workbench Plans & Ideas to Build Yourself

54 Free DIY Workbench Plans & Ideas to Build Yourself

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A workbench is helpful in many ways and possibly the most important thing in the arsenal of any serious woodworker.

If you have a passion for building things from scratch, then you stand to benefit a lot from a DIY workbench. But every serious built starts with a plan.

So I put the question to you, do you have any DIY workbench plans to guide you in your project? Well, don’t think hard since we have 54 simple workbench ideas to get you started.

After you've used a free plan to build your new workbench, you can use it to build a dog house, bookcase, garage storage, or picnic table and then move onto a bigger building project like a deck, pergola, gazebo, tiny house, camper trailer, and many more.

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1. Large DIY Workbench from Rough-Cut Lumber

Large DIY Workbench from Rough-Cut Lumber

Len comes with a large, solid DIY workbench plan made of rough-cut lumber. His workbench stands 35 inches from the floor to the work surface.

The workbench is 35 inches wide. Len’s workbench has six support legs made of 2 x 4 lumber. However, you can choose to use 4 x 4 lumber for increased support.

2 x 4 support cleats and rails are fitted to receive the work surface. Len uses 4 x 8 feet plywood measuring 3/4 inches thick to cover the work surface.

The bottom shelf has support cleats covered with 3/4-inch plywood. But you can use thicker plywood in case you’re planning to store heavy tools and materials.

2. 4×8 Workbench and Outfeed Table

4×8 Workbench and Outfeed Table

Jen’s DIY workbench plan has a large work surface and storage space. She settles for a massive, rock-solid workbench measuring 4 x 8 feet.

Jen uses 2 x 4 studs to build the frame and rail supports. This workbench stands at 36-3/4 inches from floor to the work surface.

Jen puts a middle and a bottom shelf. The middle shelf sits 8 inches under the work surface. 

The two shelves and the work surface are covered in MDF sheet. Jen fits the workbench with 6 swivel casters.

She spends a total of $150 on this project.

3. Real Woodworker's Workbench with Vise System

Real Woodworker's Workbench with Vise System

Christiana DIY workbench plan has almost everything you could wish for in a traditional workbench.

She builds the four legs of the workbench using 4 x 4 posts measuring 3 feet long. Four long stretchers and four short stretchers are fitted onto the base.

Reinforcement and added support are achieved by fitting four pieces of all-threaded rods. She covers the bottom shelf in 2 x 4 feet MDF sheet.

The work surface is covered in two sheets of MDF measuring 2 x 5 feet. She adds a vice to her workbench for increased woodworking capabilities.

Finished, the workbench stands at 35 inches tall. 32 steps are involved in building this DIY workbench.

4. Simple DIY Workbench with Self-Adjusting Legs

Simple DIY Workbench with Self-Adjusting Legs

Rando’s workbench has a simple rolling design and gives the great convenience of self-adjusting legs.

This workbench sits on metal leg frames. Rando attaches casters to the legs. The casters can be threaded to adjust the height of the workbench. In short, they double as levelers.

The top is covered in 3/4-inch plywood board measuring 48 x 36 inches. He uses 18 x 48 inches plywood for the bottom shelf and 12 x 48 inches plywood for the middle shelf.

Rando’s tutorial has 9 complete steps used to build this workbench and comes with illustration diagrams.

5. DIY Workbench with Rolling Tools Cabinet

DIY Workbench with Rolling Tools Cabinet

This DIY workbench plan is a compact option with a lot of storage to offer. The designer makes it 20 inches wide and 33-1/4 inches long.

He builds a 1-inch thick top using glued up panels and puts a backstop 7 inches wide and 33-1/4 inches long.

This plan includes a simple vice that comes in handy when you need an extra hand. The work surface sits on a 3-drawer cabinet that provides organized storage.

A pegboard is fitted to one side of the cabinet and fitted with hooks to hang tools. This workbench has swivel rolling casters for easy mobility.

6. $130 Fold-Up DIY Garage Workbench

$130 Fold-Up DIY Garage Workbench

The designer of this simple garage workbench plan comes with a compact yet spacious workbench. This is achieved by fitting an expanding top that tucks away when not in use.

The workbench is entirely made of plywood. The work surface measures 60.5 x 32 inches when expended and 60.5 x 16 inches when folded.

This workbench stands at 34-3/4 inches tall. There’s a large shelf just below the work surface and a chest of 4 drawers at the bottom.

When tucked away, the folded part of the work surface doubles as a door to the shelf. The estimated time to complete this project is 1 day.

DIYers with low-level woodworking skill can undertake this project. The designer puts the total cost at $100-$500.

7. Timber Workbench with Metal Braces

Timber Workbench with Metal Braces

John’s plan gives you a lot of working surface. He comes up with a large workbench built out of timber.

John uses 12 feet long planks measuring 12 inches wide to build the work surface. Two planks are used to create a work surface that’s 12 feet long and 24 inches wide. 

He adds a backboard 12 feet long. For the legs, John uses thick 8 x 8-inch timber. The workbench is supported by four legs.

John uses metal pipes to create strong braces. He adds two swivel stools that hang from the underside of the workbench. This project takes 8 steps to complete.

8. $76 DIY Workbench with Hutch Storage

$76 DIY Workbench with Hutch Storage

The designer of this workbench builds it using just fifteen pieces of 2 x 4 lumber each measuring 8 feet long and one sheet of 1/2-inch plywood.

The bench has a top work surface that measures 68 x 27 inches. In this design, the bottom shelf is built to half the width of the work surface.

Both the work surface and the bottom shelf are covered with plywood. The designer puts a hutch and a pegboard to increase the storage capacity.

This workbench has a lighting fixture to accommodate a fluorescent bulb that illuminates the work area. Complete, this workbench stands 35-1/2 inches from the floor to top of the work surface.

9. $35 Simple DIY Rolling Workbench

$35 Simple DIY Rolling Workbench

Amanda builds her workbench using 4 x 4 lumber for the legs and 2 x 4 lumber for the support cleats. This is a two-level workbench that includes the work surface and the bottom shelf.

Both the work surface and the bottom shelf are covered in plywood. Amanda uses a plywood sheet of 30 x 84 inches to cover the top and 27 x 81 inches plywood to cover the bottom shelf.

She fits the workbench with 4 swivel casters so it rolls easily. Each caster has an estimated weight capacity of 150 pounds meaning this workbench can hold up to 600 pounds without a hitch.

This workbench stands at 30 inches tall when complete.

10. Super Simple $50 DIY Workbench with Hutch

Super Simple $50 DIY Workbench with Hutch

This DIY workbench plan comes big enough for serious woodworking projects yet simple enough to put together in just a few hours.

The designer builds this workbench to include a hutch and pegboard storage on the back walling. This workbench is build using fifteen pieces of 2 x 4 lumber with a length of 8 feet.

The designer makes this workbench 6 feet long and 30 inches wide. The work surface and the bottom shelf are covered in plywood sitting on support cleats.

This workbench has a work surface of 6 feet by 30 inches and a bottom shelf builds to half the width of the top surface.

This workbench is fitted with lighting and costs $20-$100to build.

11. Tough DIY Workbench with Drawer Storage

Tough DIY Workbench with Drawer Storage

The brains behind this DIY workbench plan comes up with a workbench that’s inexpensive yet tough enough to provide decades of use.

He builds the workbench using 2 x 4 lumber for the legs. The components that make up this workbench include 2 boxes and a top. The two boxes double as the top work surface and the bottom shelf of the workbench.

3/4-inch plywood is used to build the boxes. Plywood dividers separate the boxes into drawers. According to the designer, this workbench is sturdy enough to support a V-8 engine.

Expect to spend about $20-$100 on this project.

12. $100 DIY Rolling Workbench with Angled Legs

$100 DIY Rolling Workbench with Angled Legs

Ashley from Shanty 2 Chics comes up with this idea of a long workbench. She builds a 2-level workbench that has a work surface and a bottom shelf.

The work surface and the shelf are covered with 3/4-inch thick plywood. This workbench has stylish angled legs with padded feet.

Ashley fits the legs with 4-inch swivel casters that let the workbench roll with ease. She doesn’t provide the measurements so you can make yours to a size that fits the available space in your garage.

13. Wall-Mounted DIY Workbench without Legs

Wall-Mounted DIY Workbench without Legs

Looking for a space-friendly workbench? Well, the designer of this DIY workbench plan has the right solution to that.

He settles for a wall-mounted workbench supported to the wall using metal brackets. This workbench has no legs. This provides a lot of leg room and makes cleanup under the workbench quite a breeze.

It’s quite a large workbench having a top work surface that measures 4 x 10 feet. The work surface is covered in tough particle board.

10 feet of 2 x 4 braces are used to support the bench onto the wall and create a platform that receives the particle board. This workbench is built in just 5 steps.

14. Inexpensive DIY Heavy-Duty Workbench

Inexpensive DIY Heavy-Duty Workbench

Davis goes for a sturdy workbench that feels rock solid. He builds the workbench bench 76 inches long and 32 inches wide. This workbench stands at 32 inches tall.

The designer uses 10 pieces of 2 x 4 lumber each measuring 8 feet long. These go to build the frame and the support cleats.

The designer uses a salvaged solid-core door that’s re-purposed as the top of the workbench. A plywood sheet covers the lower frame to create a storage shelf.

The designer fits this workbench with a power strip so you can plug in power tools. There are 5 steps to building this DIY workbench. The bench costs around $80 to build.

15. $75 Easy Portable DIY Workbench

$75 Easy Portable DIY Workbench

Jamison and wife Jamie come up with a portable workbench that’s pretty simple to build. This workbench measures 49 inches long, 24 inches wide, and stands at 36 inches tall.

Five pieces of 2 x 4 lumber each measuring 96 inches long is used to build the frame and the studs. The work surface and the shelf at the bottom are covered in 3/4-inch MDF board.

Jamison and Jamie use just one sheet of MDF measuring 49 x 97 inches. The workbench is fitted with a set of 4 casters.

16. Collapsible DIY Workbench

Collapsible DIY Workbench

Save space with Dave’s DIY workbench plan. He builds a pretty simple workbench that folds away when not in use.

Dave uses 8 pieces of 1 x 4 lumber each measuring 8 feet long and 2 pieces of 2 x 4 lumber each 8 feet long. He builds the workbench 48 inches long and 33.5 inches wide.

The work surface attaches to the bottom shelf using strap hinges. Plywood covers the top of the work surface and the shelf. This tutorial has detailed cut diagrams with instructions to follow.

17. 4hr $70 DIY Workbench

4hr $70 DIY Workbench

This workbench is built with a back support. The designer uses 7 pieces of 2 x 6 lumber each 8 feet long with one 10 feet long. He adds 4 pieces of 1 x 4 lumber each 8 feet long.

This workbench is built 46.5 inches long and 28 inches wide. 2 x 6 lumber is used to build the frame and the back support.

The countertop, which sits 33 inches tall and the bottom shelf is covered with slats. 2 x 6 lumber is used for the countertop slats while 1 x 4 lumber is used as slats for the bottom shelf.

This workbench takes 8 steps to build. 

18. $175 Rolling DIY Workbench

$175 Rolling DIY Workbench

Pete’s comes up with the idea of a simple yet functional DIY workbench. Pete starts the tutorial by giving a list of the tools and materials you’ll need.

He uses just a few pieces of wood to set up this workbench. 2 pieces of 4 x 4 lumber, 7 pieces of 2 x 4 lumber, and 2 sheets of plywood go into building this workbench.

The work surface and the bottom shelf of the workbench are covered in plywood. 4-inch casters are fitted for easy mobility around the job site. Pete gives the workbench a splash of red-brown wax paint. 

19. Portable DIY Workbench with Storage

Portable DIY Workbench with Storage

Want a workbench that has a lot of storage with a portable design? This DIY workbench plan by Jamison might work for you.

He builds this workbench using 3 sheets of 3/4-inch plywood each measuring 48 x 96 inches. The workbench measures 48 inches long, 38 inches wide, and 36 inches tall. 

Jamison builds two large shelves on each side along the length of the workbench. He adds 4four smaller shelves on each side along the width of the workbench.

The shelves are adjustable to the size of the supplies you want to store. This workbench sits on swivel casters to roll easily on any surface.

20. Fold-Down DIY Workbench with Open Base

Fold-Down DIY Workbench with Open Base

This plan is for a workbench designed to save space, especially in small workshops. The bench attaches to the wall and folds away when not in use to save space. The designer uses piano hinges, plywood, and 2 x 4 boards to make this workbench.

The frame is built of 2 x 4 lumber braced with 1 x 4 cleats. This workbench has an open base. The work surface is covered in plywood and the top hinged to some form of sturdy support.

This project is recommended for DIYers with advanced woodworking skills and takes just half a day to complete

21. Ultimate Roll Away Workbench System

Ultimate Roll Away Workbench System

Designers at Anna White have a plan for a workbench that rolls on casters with plenty of storage. This workbench system is made up of 3 pieces.

There are two rolling workbenches with shelf and drawer storage. Between them sits a large open storage compartment. Put together, this 3-in-1 workbench spans 128.5 inches long and 31 inches wide.

The shelves are adjustable to accommodate the size of items you plan to store. This workbench system sits on rolling casters so you can move with ease. The designers recommend this project for DIYers with intermediate woodworking skill.

22. $34 Simple DIY Workbench

$34 Simple DIY Workbench

This DIY workbench plan takes 7 pieces of 2 x 4 boards and one sheet of 3/4-inch plywood to build. The bench sits 6 feet long, 2 feet wide, and around 3 feet tall.

The designer uses cross braces to keep the frame strong. This workbench is built with 1-1/2-inch overhang on the sides for easy clamping. The bottom shelf is built to roughly half the width of the work surface.

Plywood cover is tops the work surface and the bottom shelf. The designer spends around 4 hours on this project.

23. Fold-Up Wall-Mounted DIY Workbench

Fold-Up Wall-Mounted DIY Workbench

I like how detailed this DIY workbench plan is. The designer uses 3 pieces of 1 x 4 boards, one piece of 2 x 4 board, and one piece of 2 x 2 board. Each of the boards measures 96 inches long.

This workbench has a top made of a re-purposed solid-core door 30 inches wide and 80 inches long. Along the top edge of the worksurface is a shelf made of 1 x 4 board. This workbench attaches to the wall using hinges.

The legs are fitted with folding brackets. When not in use, the workbench folds easily against the wall. This bench has a work surface of 24 x 80 inches. The tutorial has 8 instructions and illustration diagrams on how to build this workbench.

24. Simple DIY Workbench with Solid-Core Top

Simple DIY Workbench with Solid-Core Top

Super simple is the perfect definition of this DIY workbench plan. Here, the designer uses dowels and dado joints to fit the pieces together.

2 x 4 lumber is used for this project. The top is build using a solid-core door that has a smooth laminated surface. This workbench is 75 inches long, 30 inches tall, and around 20 inches wide.

Side overhang is left to make clamping much easier.

25. All-Purpose DIY Workbench

All-Purpose DIY Workbench

This all-purpose workbench has almost everything you could wish for in a workbench. The bench provides a strong and rigid work surface. A large part of the workbench is built using 2 x 4 lumber and plywood.

One sheet of 3/4-inch plywood and one sheet of 3/8-inch plywood is used. Simpson ties reinforce the workbench at the corners to get a support that’s more rigid than what you get with traditional wood braces.

3/4-inch plywood covers the upper side of the top frame and 3/8-inch covers the lower side of the top frame. This creates an enclosed box-shape design. The same is done to the bottom shelf.

The bench has power so you can connect corded tools or charge your devices. This workbench rolls on swivel casters for easy mobility.

26. 2-In-1 DIY Workbench/Table Saw Outfeed with Storage

2-In-1 DIY Workbench/Table Saw Outfeed with Storage

Malen builds this workbench to double as an outfit for a table saw. The workbench is built using 2 x 6 lumber. Malen fits the pieces together using mortise joints and bolts.

Four tenon stretchers are fitted on the workbench to give an easy time during assemble or disassemble. Malen uses birch plywood to build 5 storage drawers. 

A solid -core door is used as the top work surface of this workbench. This tutorial gives the instructions you need from start to finishing touches.

27. Ultimate Mobile Workbench with Expandable Top

Ultimate Mobile Workbench with Expandable Top

This workbench might be the next big thing you need in your small shop. It’s a compact workbench with a lot of storage features that put other large workbenches to shame.

The designer builds it to include an expandable top that also adjusts vertically to double as a shelf. The workbench has an enclosed base made using plywood panels. This enclose base is subdivided into shelves and drawers.

A pegboard is added to increase storage capacity. This bench rolls on swivel casters. The designer puts the cost of this project at between $150-$200.

28. Sturdy DIY Workbench with Laminated Top

Sturdy DIY Workbench with Laminated Top

Enter your text herAna White designers settle for a workbench build using 2 x 4 lumber and one sheet of 1-inch thick laminated pine board measuring 24 x 48 inches. 9 pieces of 2 x 4 each measuring 8 feet long are used.

The work surface is first covered in support cleats and topped with the laminated MDF board. 2 pieces of 2 x 4 are used as slats for the bottom shelf. 

Finished, this workbench measures 24 x 48 inches and stands 34 inches tall. This is a starter project for beginners with an estimated cost of $20-$50.e...

29. Work Bench On a Budget

Work Bench On a Budget

In this project, you get to know how to build a workbench for less than $100. The designer uses only 2 x 4 lumber to set up the whole thing.

The work surface is made of tight-fitting slats and measures 3 inches thick. Slot holes are made through the top to fit the legs. The designer goes on to notch a small section of the top to create a recessed tool tray.

This workbench spans 5 feet long and measures 16-1/2 inches wide.

30. Work Bench On a Budget

Work Bench On a Budget

In this project, you get to know how to build a workbench for less than $100. The designer uses only 2 x 4 lumber to set up the whole thing.

The work surface is made of tight-fitting slats and measures 3 inches thick. Slot holes are made through the top to fit the legs. The designer goes on to notch a small section of the top to create a recessed tool tray.

This workbench spans 5 feet long and measures 16-1/2 inches wide.

31. DIY 2×4 Fliptop Workbench Cart

 DIY 2×4 Fliptop Workbench Cart

Scott workbench cart is a compact one with multi-tasking capabilities. The flip design turns this workbench into more like two pieces of furniture into one.

You can mount tools on one side and flip it over to reveal a sturdy workbench surface. This workbench sits on four locking casters.

A tray is built at the bottom of the workbench using plywood. 4 pieces of 2 x 4 lumber, 2 pieces of 1 x 3 lumber, 2 pieces of 1 x 2 lumber, and 2 x 4 feet 1/2-inch plywood are used to build the workbench.

The lumber comes in 8 feet lengths. This DIY workbench plan is so detailed that you just can’t go wrong.

32. DIY Workbench with Plain Front Vise and Tail Vise

DIY Workbench with Plain Front Vise and Tail Vise

This is a real workbench build to include a tail vise and front vise to increase its capabilities. The bench is built 72 inches long and 30-5/8 inches wide. The designer settles for a thick top slab measuring 2-1/2 inches.

Dog hole jigs dovetail, and notches are used to join the pieces together. Ramps are fitted on each end of the workbench.

Well, this is a very detailed DIY workbench plan you definitely want to check out. It includes 60 pages of cut diagrams, illustration diagrams, and instructions printed in PDF.

33. £200 DIY Workbench with Front and side Vise

£200 DIY Workbench with Front and side Vise

Truth be told, this workbench looks solid in every way. Paul builds it with a thick work surface that has a long groove across its length.

On each side, the legs are fitted with a brace to keep them sturdy. Two vises are fitted on the workbench to increase its capabilities.

This DIY workbench plan has a video tutorial that outlines every step that needs to be taken in the building process.

34. Heavy-Duty DIY Workbench with 45-Degree Double Braces

Heavy-Duty DIY Workbench with 45-Degree Double Braces

Jack has a plan for a heavy-duty workbench that feels rock solid. He uses 4 x 4 lumber, 2 x 6 board, and plywood to build this workbench.

The 4 x 4 lumber is used for the legs and 2 x 6 for the braces and stretchers. The reason for using stretchers is to make it easier to assemble and disassemble the workbench.

This work has double braces on the inside and outside for increased sturdiness. The work surface measures 24 x 48 inches and is covered in 7/16 -inch plywood.

Finished, this workbench stands 30 inches tall. Cut diagrams and illustrations are used to make the instructions easier to understand.

35. DIY Modular Workbench with Super Tool Storage

DIY Modular Workbench with Super Tool Storage

This versatile workbench can be put to many uses, five to be exact. You can use it as a fold-out worktable, miter box table, table saw stand and super storage. 

Talking about storage, the designer fits it with drawers, shelves, cabinets, and a pegboard to increase its storage capacity.

This is not your everyday traditional workbench. There are lots of things that go into building it. I recommend you try out this project if you have advanced woodworking skills.

This workbench is built in 7 steps that have detailed instructions and illustration diagrams on how to do it.

36. Easy DIY Garage Workshop Workbench

Easy DIY Garage Workshop Workbench

Lynn from Ana White builds this workbench that stands to a height of a standard countertop. Lynn uses 8 pieces of 2 x 4 boards that come at 8 feet long each and 3/4-inch plywood.

The plywood covers the work surface and the bottom shelf. Lynn makes the work surface 34.5 x 55 inches and the bottom shelf 34.5 x 48 inches. She leaves some overhang on the sides for clamping.

Lynn recommends this project for DIYers who are just starting out. This DIY workbench takes 27 steps to build and costs between $20-$50.

37. Folding Rolling DIY Workbench with Expandable Top

Folding Rolling DIY Workbench with Expandable Top

The designer of this workbench builds it to provide a huge work surface while managing to stay compact enough for space-saving storage. The workbench is build using 3/4-inch birch plywood.

The two side of the storage cabinet is what doubles as fold-up wings to expand the work surface. Each wing stands on steel legs to give the stability needed as you work.

The wings open up to create 4 x 7 feet work surface and fold down into 4 feet by 18 inches to store away easily in the corner of your shop.

Rolling swivel casters make it easier to move. This workbench has three shelves for storage.

38. Heavy-Duty 2-Shelf DIY Workbench

Heavy-Duty 2-Shelf DIY Workbench

Talking about heavy-duty workbenches, this one here definitely makes the cut. Ethan builds it to industrial standards. Well, it’s more like a 2-shelf workbench measuring 8 feet long and 2 feet wide.

The designer fits metal ties at the corners to create a sturdy built capable of supporting at least 400 pounds of weight. The work surface and the bottom shelf are covered in 3/4-inch sanded plywood.

This workbench sits on 3-inch rolling casters. The designer recommends using swivel casters with a weight rating of at least 150 pounds.

39. DIY Workbench with Gramercy Holdfast

DIY Workbench with Gramercy Holdfast

This workbench takes solid construction to a whole new level. It’s a workbench with increased capabilities. The bench is reinforced with brackets at the corners and fitted with metal support plates.

The designer installs a moving stop to this workbench. This bench includes a work surface and a bottom shelf build with two slats.

Finished, it measures 72 inches long and 22-1/2 inches wide. I like the detailed cut diagrams provided for this DIY workbench plan.

40. Wall-Mounted Folding Workbench with Expandable Top

Wall-Mounted Folding Workbench with Expandable Top

The first thing that came to mind when I saw this DIY workbench plan is an Adirondack chair. This workbench uses almost the same mechanism.

Well, the workbench has some form of pivoting system that takes the shelf up or brings it down to sit level with the work surface. When the shelf is brought down, it doubles the area of the work surface.

A chain and a wood lever are used to build the pivoting system and provide great support. This workbench is a smart choice for DIYers who want to save garage space without sacrificing storage space.

41. 2 x 4 Workbench with Tail Vise

2 x 4 Workbench with Tail Vise

This workbench measures 1300mm long, 700mm wide, and 860mm wide. The workbench is made using 2 x 4 lumber and 18mm thick MDF. But you have the option of using plywood as an alternative to MDF.

The legs, stretchers, and vise are build using the 2 x 4 lumber. This workbench has a work surface that measures 1200mm long and 600mm wide.

Bolts, nuts, and washers provide a rigid support. The designer uses 12 linear meters of 2 x 4 to build this workbench. Though optional, the tail vise helps to increase the capabilities of this workbench.

42. $80-$100 Simple DIY Workbench

$80-$100 Simple DIY Workbench

The designer of this workbench comes up with the idea of an extremely sturdy workbench suitable for dexterous tasks. He makes the bench 60 inches long, 27.5 inches wide, and 42 inches high.

The designer uses construction-grade pine for this project. Building this workbench takes 4 pieces of 2 x 4 each 8 feet long, 2 pieces of 4 x 4 each 8 feet long, 2 pieces of 2 x 6 each 10 feet long, and 1-piece 2 x 6 measuring 6 feet.

One sheet of 4 x 8 feet of plywood is cut and used to cover the work surface and the bottom shelf. The designer puts the estimated time for this project at 2-3 hours.

43. Cheap, Sturdy Workbench For About $20

Cheap, Sturdy Workbench For About $20

Don’t have much cash to burn? I think this DIY workbench plan might suffice. It’s a super cheap workbench build using 2 x 4 lumber and OSB plywood.

The 2 x 4 lumber is used to make the frame while the plywood covers the work surface and the bottom shelf.

The designer recommends this plan for DIYers with basic woodworking skills. It takes about 2 hours to complete this project. The bench is fitted with stretchers so you can put it together and take apart with ease.

Complete, this workbench measures 48 inches long, 26 inches wide, and 32 inches high.

44. Easy DIY Workbench with Sizing Formulas

Easy DIY Workbench with Sizing Formulas

Courtesy of Lowe’s, you get this easy homemade workbench plan. The workbench measures 60 inches long, 30 inches wide, and stands at 34 inches tall.

Glued 2 x 4 lumber is used for the top substrate. 2 x 8 boards build up the rails. The pieces are held together with carriage bolts. The designer covers the work surface using 1/2-inch plywood.

I like that this workbench plan includes sizing formulas to ensure that the pieces join perfectly together without a hitch. The workbench is built in 2 phases having a total of 10 steps.

45. $120 Workshop Assembly Table

$120 Workshop Assembly Table

When it comes to ultimate workbench plans, I give this DIY workbench plan a high five. The designer builds the frame using 2 x 4 boards and 1 x 3 boards.

Using a 4 x 8 feet plywood, she builds a storage panel that houses adjustable shelves with dividers. The main work surface uses a solid-core door for the top. A smaller lowered surface accommodates a table saw.

In short, this is more like a 2-in-1 workbench that doubles as a table saw. The workbench has a dust collection system and a charging station.

The designer fits this workbench with swivel casters to roll easily from one point to another.

46. DIY Workbench with Rough-and-Ready Work Surface

DIY Workbench with Rough-and-Ready Work Surface

Neal makes this robust workbench that’s reminiscent of the classic double-trestle benches. The benchtop is made using 1 x 3 lumber joined with threaded rod. 

2 x 4 lumber goes into building the rails and the legs while the heavier 2 x 6 add rigidity to the frame. Neal uses lag screws and washers to hold the pieces together.

Complete, Neal’s workbench measures 54 inches long, 29 inches wide, and stands at 36 inches tall. Building this workbench is a 4-step process and includes cut diagrams to guide you.

47. DIY Workbench with T-Track and Storage

DIY Workbench with T-Track and Storage

The designer of this workbench built it to maximize functionality while using the minimum amount of space possible. The bench spans 6 feet long, 2 feet wide, and stands at 35 inches tall.

It has a beefy top made of two layers of 3/4-inch MDF. The result is a solid and extremely flat work surface. A T-track is laid on the top of the work surface for easy clamping of both large and small workpieces.

The designer makes organization quite easy by fitting the workbench with drawers and a center cabinet space. There are nine drawers in total. The bulk of the workbench is handled by four swivel casters that set it rolling without much effort.

48. Pressure-Treated Lumber for Sturdy DIY Workbench

 Pressure-Treated Lumber for Sturdy DIY Workbench

This DIY workbench plan gives you the sturdy support you need in a workbench. The designer makes it using 2 x 4 lumber and 4 x 8 feet OSB plywood.

24 x 48-inch OSB plywood covers the top work surface. The bottom shelf is also covered in 24 x 48-inch OSB plywood but notched 5 inches at the corners to fit the legs.

3-inch screws are used to hold the pieces together. This workbench is 45 inches long, 24 inches wide, and 30 inches high.

49. DIY Workbench for Children

DIY Workbench for Children

A workbench isn’t just a thing for grownups. In case your child has a passion for woodworking, then consider this DIY workbench plan.

This workbench is made using 90mm x 35mm pine lumber and 12mm thick MDF sheet. The bottom shelf, work surface, and back support are covered in MDF sheet. There are two shelves built on the back panel.

The bottom shelf is closed to the sides to create some form of storage tray. Pocket holes are used to hide away the screws. This workbench stands 600mm to the work surface and measures 1000mm long.

50. Solid DIY Workbench with Vise

Solid DIY Workbench with Vise

Christiana goes for a simple DIY workbench plan that requires basic tools and skill. It’s a solid workbench made using kiln-dried lumber and thick MDF sheet.

He builds the base and the frame using 4 pieces of 2 x 4 each 8 feet long and 2 pieces of 4 x 4 each 8 feet long. Christiana uses the MDF sheet to cover the work surface and the bottom shelf.

The top hangs out 10 inches on one side to fit a vise for easy clamping. The dimension of the work surface is 62 inches long and 24 inches wide. This workbench stands at 33-5/8inches high.

Christiana uses bolts, nuts, and washers to fasten the pieces together.

51. Spacious Ultimate DIY Garage Workbench

Spacious Ultimate DIY Garage Workbench

Want an ultimate homemade workbench? I bet this DIY workbench plan by Chris Gardner is worth your time. It’s a huge workbench that handles virtually anything thrown at it. The bench is a perfect combination of strength, versatility, and beauty.

Chris uses 4 pieces of 2 x 4, 2 pieces of 4 x 4, and 5 pieces of 2 x 6 to build this workbench. Each piece measures 8 feet long. This workbench measures 7 feet long.

The 4 x 4 posts are used to build the legs, the 2 x 4 to make cross members, and 2 x 6 glued up to make the top. You have the option of adding a bottom shelf if you choose to.

This workbench has a generous overhang making it easier to clamp both small and large workpieces.

52. Easy Build DIY Workbench

Easy Build DIY Workbench

Carmona builds this sleek, basic-style workbench that feels super sturdy. The wood materials needed to build it include 2 pieces of 2 x 6 board each 96 inches long, 4 pieces of 2 x 4 each 96 inches long, and one sheet 4 x 8 feet birch plywood.

The legs are made using the 2 x 6 lumber while the frame is made of 2 x 4 boards. The 1/2-inch birch plywood is cut 48 x 32 inches to cover the work surface and 48 x 29 inches to cover the bottom shelf.

This workbench rolls easily on swivel casters. You can build more than one of this workbench to create a modular system of workbenches.

53. Simple Rolling DIY Workbench for $130

Simple Rolling DIY Workbench for $130

Shanty 2 Chic designers have this simple DIY workbench plan. The workbench is built using 2 pieces of 2 x 6 boards and 7 pieces of 2 x 4 boards each 8 feet long.

The boards go into building the top frame, base frame, and support cleats. 3/4-inch thick MDF covers the top and base frame to create a work surface and bottom shelf.

This workbench has a work surface of 36 x 72 inches. Swivel casters are installed for easy mobility.

54. DIY Kids Workbench with Pegboard Storage

DIY Kids Workbench with Pegboard Storage

This is a perfect present for that future DIYer or woodworker. It’s a fully functional workbench you can build with your little ones.

The bench is built using 2 pieces each of 1 x 4, 2 x 2, and 1 x 1 8 feet pine boards. Sanded MDF is used for the top and the bottom tray. A pegboard is screwed onto the back support to increase storage capacity.

This workbench stands 24 inches to the countertop and measures 30 inches long and 15 inches wide.

I know you’ve now mastered a thing or two on how to build a workbench. So what’s keeping you from getting started?

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