How to Make an Easy DIY Workbench Plan

Sooner or later, a homeowner will start to have the need of maintenance or reparation task. Even more, a homeowner may also find a need to construct furniture by their own. That’s why, workbench is surely a must to have in a garage or workshop. The workbench is necessary to be the most sophisticated one. It can just be so easy and simple you can make it yourself. Here is the making guide:

  • Start the workbench project by cutting the workpieces that you need. To crosscut it, you will need to mark a line across the piece. Then you will need a circular saw to cut along the square.

  • Make the notch cut by marking lines, then clamp the workpiece, and finally make the long cut.

  • Finish the cut of the workpiece using handsaw.

  • Finish the notch cut using circular saw by vertically clamping it. Make sure you cut all the line’s waste side.

  • Continue with the U-shaped notch cutting by making kerf cuts with ¼” space in between.

  • Complete the botch cut by horizontally clamping the workpiece. Use a chisel to cut out every waste.

  • Clamp all pieces that are being bolted, mark the position of the bolt, and start making the bolt holes at those marks.

  • Bolt all the pieces using a washer for the ones both under the nut and under the bolt head.

  • Ensure that the assembly of rail-leg is square. Then tighten the bolts and make the second holes for the bolts at every point.

  • Attach the first lagscrew and tighten it. Bore next hole and screw in another lagscrew using a washer.

  • Crosscut and rip the parts of the plywood by clamping the straightedge to the panel and then running your saw along the parts.

  • Bore other holes in the shelf and in the top using countersink or a combination drill.

  • Attach the shelf and the top and secure their position using screws.

  • Crosscut the edging of the bench. Test fit every piece of the bench and then attach the finish nails. Last, countersink every nailhead.

  • Crosscut and rip every drawer box piece and bore pilot holes as needed. After that, make the box assembly using screws.

  • Cut the bottom part of the drawer to the size and bore some pilot holes. After that, attach the bottom part of the drawer box using screws.

  • Attach the drawer face to the box using screws.

  • Make the assembly of the drawer support and clamp and faster in using screws.

  • Clamp the drawer supports cleats and drive some screws to secure the attachment of the cleats to the rails.

  • Finally, attach the vise to the top of the bench with lagscrews.