This diy woodworking project is about diy storage workbench plans. I have designed this sturdy workbench that you can build in one weekend with basic tools, so you can build wood projects quicker and to get a nice result, You can easily attach caster wheels under the workbench, as well as more storage shelves. If you want to get the job done in just an weekend, a small scale project is perfectly for your needs.
You need o buy proper materials for this project, therefore we recommend you to invest money in quality materials. The bridges construction requires two stringers built from 2×10 or 2×12 beams, so make sure they are perfectly straight and don have any visible flaw. Drill pilot holes in the components, at least 1/2” from the edges, if you want to prevent the wood from splitting.
Projects made from these plans
Storage Workbench Plans
- A – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 30” long, 4 pieces – 17″ long, 4 pieces – 6″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 21” long, 2 pieces – 42″ long FRAME
- C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 21” long, 2 pieces – 42″ long FRAME
- D – 4 piece of 2×4 lumber – 24” long, 2 pieces – 14″ long PARTITION
- E – 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 24″x39″ long, 4 pieces – 15 1/2″x20 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 1/4″ plywood – 17″x20 1/2″ long SHELVES
- F – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long TABLETOP
Building a 2×4 storage workbench
The first step of the project is to build the legs for the workbench. Therefore, use 2×4 lumber and a circular saw to make the notches to the top of the components. Mark the cut lines on the slats and then make the cuts. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Next, you need to attach the 2×4 slats to the legs Add glue to the joints and insert a few 2 1/2″ brad nails to keep everything aligned properly, till the glue dies.
Continue the project by assembling the sides for the workbench. Fit the 2×4 supports to join the side legs together tightly. Add glue to the joints, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock everything together tightly. Align the edges with attention and make sure the corners are square.
Next, you need to assemble the frame of the workbench together, by attaching the side aprons. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber and secure them to the legs with 2 1/2″ screws, after drilling pilot holes. Add glue to the joints and then make sure the corners are square.
Fit the 2×4 supports to the back of the workbench, as shown in the diagram. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Use 2×4 lumber for the middle supports. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal supports and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the vertical supports. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges. Drill pilot holes through the bottom frame and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the support into place. Drill pilot holes through the frame and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the top frame.
Fit a 1/2″ plywood sheet to the back of the workbench. Make an accurate cut to the plywood sheet, so the corners are square and the lines are perfectly straight. Drill pilot holes through the sheet and then insert 1 5/8″ screws into the frame of the workbench.
Next, you need to install the 1/4″ plywood panels to the middle partition frame. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock it into place tightly.
Use 1/2″ plywood for the shelves. Use a circular saw to make the cuts to the plywood sheet, using the pattern in the diagram.
Use 2×2 lumber and 1×2 lumber for the shelf cleats. Drill pilot holes and insert screws to lock the cleats into place tightly. Use a small spirit level to make sure the cleats are perfectly level.
Fit the shelves to the cleats, as shown in the diagram. You can adjust the height at which you place the shelves, according to your needs.
Use 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood for the tabletop. Use glue between the sheets to you lock them together tightly. Center the frame of the workbench to the tabletop and then drill pilot holes. Insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the tabletop to the frame of the workbench together tightly.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with sandpaper. Apply a few coats of stain over the workbench to enhance the look of the workbench and to protect the components from decay.
You can make adjustments to my design, so you can make the most of the space. This is a sturdy bench that is a great start, if you are serious about woodworking, as a hobby. You can install caster wheels to the legs, so you gain more mobility with the workbench and move it from one place to another.
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