DIY 8 ft Workbench

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DIY 8 ft Workbench







From C-Dav,

Went for the cheapest 2×4’s (3.08/ea) And $19 for the plywood. Also paid $10 for the 2 1/2″ screws (100/pcs) and $4 for the 2″ nails. Oh and $5 for wood glue. *optional* I dished out $25 for a heavy duty latex paint which will supposedly dry hard and thick for the tabletop.

All in all only $70 for supplies! (Optional paint excluded)

Being a rookie woodworker; this was litteraly my first woodworking project ever. With that said, it only took me 6 hrs to build, from first cut to last screw. I dont have many tools in my garage, bit I definitely went out a found a nice Hitachi compound miter saw (10″) at lowes on sale for $90. The only other tools I used were… Jigsaw (to cut the plywood in half) Measuring tape Pencil Electric drill with a torque screw bit Mallet.

P.S. As a rookie, I didn’t bother with any drilling of pilot holes anywhere, and the work bench still tired out fine (square).



From Plans:×4-8-ft-workbench-plans/

Difficulty Level: easy

Time Required: 6 hrs

Total Cost: $70


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