This step by step diy woodworking project is about corner garage workbench plans. This article features detailed instructions for building a sturdy corner workbench that is attached to the walls. This project requires 2x4s and 3/4″ plywood, so nothing fancy, just common materials that can be found at any DIY store. Make sure you adjust the size of the assemble to suit your needs. Take a look over the rest of our woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.
Projects made from these plans
Garage Workbench Plans
- A – 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 40″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″ long, 2 pieces – 24″ long, 10 pieces – 21″ long, 1 piece – 17″ long TOP FRAMES
- C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″ long, 2 pieces – 29″ long, 10 pieces – 16″ long BOTTOM FRAMES
- D – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x48″ long, 1 piece – 24″x96″ long TABLETOP
- E – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 19″x96″ long, 1 piece – 19″x48″ long, 1 piece – 19″x29″ long SHELVES
Building a wall attached workbench
The first step of the project is to build the frames for the tabletop. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber. Align the components with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and add glue to the joints.
Fit the frames to the wall studs. Drill pilot holes through the frames and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Use a spirit level to make sure the frames are perfectly horizontal. Fit 2×4 legs to the front of the garage workbench. By fitting the workbench to the wall, you save space and create a sturdy surface.
Cut both ends of the 17″ support at 45 degrees and fit it to the corner of the workbench.
If you want to use the space efficiently, you can create a bottom shelf and attach it to the workbench. Use 2×4 lumber and assemble the frame as shown in the above plans.
Fit the lower frames to the wall studs and to the front legs. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to into the legs and 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Use a spirit level to make sure the frames are horizontal.
Fit 3/4″ plywood panels to the bottom frame. Use 1 1/4″ brad nails or screws to lock the shelves into place. Leave no gaps between the panels for a professional result.
Fit the 3/4″ plywood panels to the top of the workbench. Align the edges with attention and lock them into place with 1 1/4″ screws or brad nails. Use wood glue to enhance the rigidity of the joints.
The corner workbench will help you organize the tools and use the garage’s space efficiently.
Make sure the joints are sturdy and double check if the surface is plane.
Fill the holes with wood putty and let them dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 100-220 grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.
Top Tip: Apply a few coats of paint or stain to the components, to enhance the look of the project.
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