How to Make A DIY Kids Workbench

Many people would agree that bringing a kid to the working studio might not be the brightest idea ever. Even so, it is also quite difficult to find any explanation for the stubborn children who love to spend their time with their craftsmen. In this case, letting them have their personal workbench would be helpful.


If the kids is insisting to help on this step, then the carpenters should find a way to make them watch only. Keep in mind that there are two separated cuts needed: the table top and the shelf. The carpenters will need 2×2 inches board for the legs and pegboard. For the back, a 1×4 will be enough.

Drilling Pocket Holes

Next, the step includes making holes on the pegboard. For this purpose, the carpenter could use either the expensive tools or the cheaper ones. Both of them give good result, but the cheaper one may require more time to finish the drilling process.

Assembling The Back

The next project is impossible to do without pocket hole screws. It will be used to connect the pegboard stretchers to the back led. Prepare a 27×15 inches pegboard. After attaching the top, put the prepared cut to the bottom position.

To support the back structure, the carpenter also needs cleats pieces. The kid workbench could be build with 1×1 board as cleats. In total, four pieces of them will be needed. Attach these pieces to the 2×2 board on the back. To help the carpenter, don’t forget to make use of the glue and brad nailer.

Putting The Legs Together

Before the wood maker could put the legs together, prepare the wood cut first. The legs should be made from the 2x2s, while the stretchers from 1x4s. Stick the stretchers with 1-1/4 pocket hole screws. Make sure to set the stretchers in the middle of the board. The holes will grab tighter with vertical position.

To connect the front and back assembly, use 13 ½ side rails. Try to line up the stretchers with the side rails. Drill vertical holes from the side to the stretchers.  Then, adjust the back top to fit between the side rails and the back legs. Stick the legs to the pocket hole screws.

In the working studio, there are a lot of tools that might hurt children. Some of the examples are saw, chisel, nails, and any other items with sharp edges. Luckily, carpenter parents could build customized workbench for their kids. With these equipments, they could play safely without any injuries.