Easy To Build Workbench Plans

Easy To Build Workbench Plans

Easy To Build Workbench Plans – This easy-to-build workbench is big and strong and will make a great addition to any shop, so get the free plans to make your own!

All the projects I’ve worked on at home have been, well… for the home. It’s all about making the house beautiful, comfortable and organized. Like this little side table!

Easy To Build Workbench Plans

Alicia always has pieces she’d like me to build (you can see many of my other woodworking plans for free), but this one was for me, and only me!

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I finally realized that I was only building these projects on two sawhorses that are anything but stable and a pair of 2×4s with a 3×8′ sheet of plywood on top.

It really won’t hold anything with a significant amount of weight and it knocked my build just slightly out of square/level/flat.

So I finally decided it was time to build the “base” of my workshop. I have a smaller desk on the other side of the shop, but it’s only 18″ x 48″. It’s not big enough for most projects I build.

My free desktop plans are 36″ x 73.5″ and include a half shelf on one side, and are

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I considered turning it into a portable desk and adding wheels, but decided against it for now, but I know I can always add them by cutting off the legs and adding some swivel wheels.

My back thanked me for building this desk a few months ago. If you’re looking for a larger desktop program that you can build in a day, this is the one!

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And there it is – a strong and stable surface using our free desktop plans! It’s only 9 steps to build… not bad, eh? If you make one for yourself, send some pics my way…I’d love to see it!

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And check out some of our free DIY plans that you can tackle now that you have the perfect surface to work on! The plans for this desk came from Family Handyman. I’m not sure how long ago this article came out, but it cost me $100 in shipping as opposed to the $50 it says. The instructions on this site are not very clear so hopefully I can provide some insight into certain areas as you build it. Between the photos on the Family Handyman website and the one found here I think it will provide a better understanding of what to do.

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This project is a good start in a construction project. Although this is my first solo, apart from my son, I have worked in wood construction, I have worked in some construction in the past so I have knowledge of tools and construction techniques.

The first thing we will do is cut all our wood. You can get away with just a circular saw, but a miter saw for a 2×4 would be easier. If you don’t have one, most wood stores will be able to make the cuts for you if you ask.

We will use the letter system that was used on the other site. Write the letter on the board before you cut so you can refer to it later. I didn’t take a picture of the cutouts, sorry about that, but there are good pictures with labels on the site I mentioned in the introduction.

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[how many 2×4’s to cut]: [letter to assign] – [length in inches] x [letter to assign] – [length in inches]

If you don’t have a table saw, I would suggest having the shop cut the plywood as it is easy to break a corner if you don’t have extra people to hold it. When measuring your lengths if you don’t have a straight edge long enough to draw your cut line you can always use one of your 2x4s. It’s close enough. Make sure you measure on each side of the board so you have two marks you can connect to make a straight line. I wish I had gotten a picture of it.

1. Measure 72 inches and cut the plywood to the width of the short side. You can see it in the picture. Set the smaller part aside for now and we will use it later.

2. From the width of 48 inches measure 18 inches. Make your cut. You should now have 2 pieces one 72″ x 18″ and one 72″ x 30″. Set these aside.

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3. Take the first piece you set aside and cut the 24″ piece of it in half so you have 2-48″ x 12″ pieces. Put one of these in your cut pile.

4. Now take the other 48″ x 12″ piece and cut it in half so you have 2-24″ x 12″ pieces. Keep one of these and discard the rest.

Again sorry I don’t have pictures of it. The family handyman website has a good picture of it, but the dimensions are hard to read.

2. Create only 3 sides of the frame using the 3 inch screws. Put panels D on the outside and panel B on the inside.

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3. Measure each side of the D boards and make a mark at 16 1/2″ and 18″. This is where the second B panel will go.

5. On the long side, measure where we will put the beams. They should be evenly spaced at 10 1/4″. Be sure to account for the 1 1/2″ width of the 2×4 before you measure the 10 1/4″. Do this on both long sides. It doesn’t have to be perfectly even, but try to get them closer.

6. Screw the F-plates into the frame at the markings. I attached them on one side and then worked the other towards the middle. If it is a tight fit, use a hammer to drive the block in.

Put it on. My finished image for this didn’t come out, but you can see it in the background of this one in the last photo.

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1. Grab 2 of the B boards and 2 of the D boards and screw them together with the 3 inch screws to form a rectangle. D panels go outwards and B panels go inwards.

2. On the long side, measure where we will put the beams. They should be evenly spaced at 10 1/4″. Be sure to account for the 1 1/2″ width of the 2×4 before you measure the 10 1/4″. Do this on both long sides.

3. Screw the E-plates into the frame as marked. Use the same technique as before.

1. Line up leg (C) where the long side and the short side meet. Make sure it is flush with the table top and side.

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2. Use paint cans in each corner to hold the bottom shelf in place. This is a great trick given by Family Handyman.

3. Then put screws around the outside. I put one in the middle of each short side and 4 on each of the long sides between each joist.

1. Build the frame. This is done like the other frames with one exception. Instead of the short outer boards going into the outside of the longer 2x4s, they go into the inside. Take a good look at the picture to see what I mean. The spacing for each joist is 10″. Remember to leave 1 1/2″ clearance for the joist when measuring. If it’s not perfect it’s not a big deal. Just try to space them as evenly as possible. Use 3-inch screws to screw them in.

2. Take the 48″ x 12″ plywood and place it on top. This will be 2/3 of the top. Screw it in using the 1 5/8 inch screws as you did before.

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1. Place the shelf face down on 2 of the remaining 2x4s. This is because the legs are really high and it will be easier for someone to hold the legs for you while you screw it in, but it’s higher than directly on the floor.

2. Place one of the legs (A) close together in the short side corner at the top. Let it rest on half of the 2×4 that the shelf rests on so that it is flush with the head.

The picture of screwing in most of the top is not shown, because I had to screw it in once I got it into the room it goes into. But once it’s in place you can just screw it in so it’s attached.

1. Align the top shelf so that it is level with the legs of the back of the desk.

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3. Screw one of the A panels just below the top shelf. The 4-inch side of the 2×4 should be flush with the bottom of the top shelf. Have someone help you hold it or get some clamps. Make sure you screw it into my legs

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