Make Your Own Workbench: A Fabulous Way To Create Additional Work Space

If you have a decorating idea that you would want to work on but do not have anywhere else to do it in your house, why don’t you try making your own workbench? This will definitely make it easier for you to work on your project while spending time with your family at home. Here are some of the steps that the need to follow to create your very own workbench without spending too much money. Just follow the steps and you will surely be able to make your own more efficient workspace in the future.

complete workbench

Initially, you have to gather the materials that you will need first. Here are some of those materials as follows:

workbench raw materials

Materials Needed

  • Long pieces of wood, (1×4 and 4×4) all 8 feet in length. These will serve as the posts of your workbench.
  • Saw
  • Drill
  • Hammer and nails
  • Measuring tape
  • Screws
  • Paint

Steps To Follow

First off, you have to make sure that you would be able to get the right length of wood for your bench. The measurements mentioned above should be the right length for the post and the plywood that you would need for the front of the bench. However, it can entirely depend on how long you would want the workbench and tables to be.

drill 4 holes into the workbench plywood

After this, you can now proceed to figuring out how high you would want your work table to be. Some homeowners would want to have storage space underneath so you would want to create something that could be higher than any storage containers available in the house.



The next step would be to use your screws to securely fasten the plywood on to the polls that you would want to use. For this project, I advise you to use the 3 inch screws

workbench plywood against the wall

Now that you have already figured out how high you would want a table to be, you would have to figure  out its height against the wall. You can do this by holding up the four by four post onto the wall and measuring them in terms of height. Mark the measurements that you already made.

workbench frame

It would be advisable for you to make the poles the same height as your front board because you would be sitting on the bench itself and you would need the support that the poles would give. After this, you can secure the post’s onto the top wall by using some drywall screws.

workbench legs

Do it for the rest of the poles and for the plywood that you would put up against the wall.

lower workbench storage

If you want, you can attach the plywood to the walls first or follow the previous instructions with the poles. Either way would work.

simple workbench

Now, you can use the second one by four piece of wood to serve as an anchor for your workstation. You can also opt to screw the table onto the floors, but this is just an option because the wake of the poles should be able to support the whole contraption itself.

workbench table

Now, you can repaint it or keep it as is. It is all up to you. What is important is that you are able to make your own work bench without much difficulty.

complete workbench

Source: thriftydecorchick


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