66 Workbench DIY Plans

When I started building my first workbench, I had little idea how this would change my life. Sure, a life-changing DIY workbench project does sound strange at first. However, those of you who adore spending their free time crafting and working with wood will feel me on this one.

Thus, when I was assigned to be part of the team to create this versatile list of workbench plans, my heart pumped with joy. If there’s anything in the world I love more than being a DIYer, that’s helping other DIYers on their quest. Skip delaying to construct the workbench you have been craving for, and boost your imagination with the full list of plans we are sharing below.

1) 2×4 Workbench for Under $100

We decided to include this workbench as part of this list because of 2 major reasons.

The first one is that it is extremely easy to make, and it doesn’t require you to have a complexly extended assemble of tools. The second one comes with the fact that all the wood material you will need costs as little as $100.

In order to create this affordable workbench yourself, you will have to utilize a circular saw and planer, as well as a table saw, which is, however, optional.

Besides the comprehensive free plans available, the video tutorial goes into great detail to help you complete this workbench in no time.

We also highly appreciate the fact the supplies you will need are also clearly listed. So if you like this durable workbench, what are you waiting for?

2) Simple & Cheap Workbench

This simple and cheap workbench lives up true to its name. On the one hand, you can have this one ready in as little as just 1 hour.

On the other hand, the building costs are only $60 on an average. You don’t need to have a full kit of professional instruments to start constructing this workbench either.

Apart from the easy-to-digest video tutorial, we also love the flexibility when it comes to the possible size of this DIY project.

Some additional useful tips are also provided, such as the importance of making sure to choose straight wood when shopping for the materials.

We think this workbench will make a wonderful fit for your workspace, and while being gentle on your budget, it can become the foundation of multiple DIY projects you will enjoy further on.

3) The Ultimate DIY Workbench

This workbench is called the Ultimate DIY workbench for a good reason. Once you construct it, you will be able to have quick and reliable access to all your woodworking essentials, including a compressor, miter saw, table saw, and vacuum.

If this sounds like the workbench you want to have available, then you can also take advantage of the full video tutorial, which goes into detail to help you construct this workbench with ease.

This extremely compact workbench is 72″ wide x 32″ deep x 37.5″ tall. These are based from the ground to the work surface.

The rest of the major highlights regarding the dimensions of this DIY project are also listed, although if you want to get the full downloadable PDF plans for this particular workbench, these will cost you $20.

4) Cheap & Strong Workbench

If you are just starting to work with wood, then this cheap and strong DIY workbench plan is a wonderful choice. Besides the straightforward video tutorial, there’s plenty of room for adaptation when it comes to making this workbench project work for your needs.

That’s mostly thanks to the fact using screws makes it possible to modify the design whenever you need to make a change. Nevertheless, we crowned this workbench tutorial one of the easiest to grasp, with no unnecessary explanations but only actionable, practical guidance.

Free plans are also available, which is another great plus. Best of all, even though this workbench DIY project is pretty cheap, this is a very durable model which can last you for quite some time, so thumbs up.

5) Heavy-Duty Workbench

This particular workbench is called heavy-duty, and it does live true to this name. Out of the multiple plans and tutorials we have stumbled across, this one is a brilliantly durable design. In fact, this workbench can easily hold up to 600 pounds.

The video tutorial starts with introducing the building plans, although, for those who want to have the full building plan guide, an extra fee of $20 is required after sending off an email first.

This workbench is not a bad choice even for beginners but due to the fact that the video tutorial lacks a good angle from time to time, it can get a bit confusing. Thus, we think this workbench plan is better suited for those who are a bit more experienced working with wood.

6) Budget-Friendly Workbench

Not only is this workbench budget-friendly but it is also beginner-friendly, as well as time-saving.

In fact, after getting acquainted with all the details shared in the video tutorial, we think this DIY workbench plan is one of the most entertaining and easy-to-digest ones you can stumble across.

The instructions provided are simply excellent, and we highly appreciate that the additional explanations aim to help even those who do not have their very own stationary tools. When it comes to the free plans, they are extremely easy ones, as well, but also very precise.

All in all, you can have this budget-friendly workbench built within as little as just a few hours. By the way, if you are the type of person who is always happy to stay tuned for DIY plans, we bet you might just become a loyal fan of Aaron Massey’s work.

7) Professional Style Workbench

As you can already guess by the very name of this workbench, this model is well-suited for those of you, who want to build a professional workbench for their woodworking needs.

However, don’t let this trick you into thinking this workbench plan can be adopted only by those, who already have sufficient experience with DIY wood projects.

On the contrary, thanks to the step-by-step easy and complete video tutorial, anyone can build this workbench, as long as you are attentive to the details and guidance provided. Ultimately, we enjoyed all the instructions and find these extremely helpful.

8) Easy-to-Build Workbench

If you are looking for simplicity when it comes to constructing your workbench, then this easy-to-build model might be a wonderful option.

However, even though the design is not pretentious at all, it is very sturdy, so taking the time to create this workbench yourself will be worth the efforts.

When it comes to the budget you will need, this DIY workbench plan fits into as little as $50 building material costs on an average.

The dimensions go as it follows – 30-in. x 6-ft.-long. Apart from drywall screws and plywood, the set of tools you will need includes a miter saw, cordless drill, circular saw, straightedge, and tape measure. Fortunately, free plans are also provided, including a cutting list, and construction drawings.

9) Easy DIY Bench for Under $50

This easy DIY workbench project is not only cost-effective but it also utilizes only some of the most common and unpretentious tools that we bet every average guy keeps available in his garage.

The materials include a sheet of plywood and a box of 2 ½’’ wood screws. When it comes to the tools you will want to utilize, these include only an impact drill and circular saw. A cut list is also provided, however, there are no additional build plans you can download.

Another minor disadvantage we find when it comes to the tutorial is that the music is a bit too loud so it gets hard to hear the instructions well. Anyway, considering the extreme ease of this build, as well as the materials needed, we think this is an excellent DIY workbench, and especially for beginners.

10) Simple 2×4 Workbench

This 8-foot workbench is made out of plywood and 2x4s, so it is more than logical to call this one a simple project.

Nevertheless, the list of tools you will need is also as straightforward as the workbench plan itself. You will want to utilize a circular saw, drill and impact, super jaws, and a bottle of glue.

Thankfully, the creator and executor of this DIY workbench plan) April Wilkerson, has also provided us with an easy-to-follow step-by-step free plan. For those of you who are interested in getting the full 13-page build plan, this is also available for $6.99.

We enjoyed the way this project allows you to be flexible and make the design a good fit according to your personal preferences and needs.

There’s also one clever and witty touch we find very valuable, and that’s the cute bottle opener installed. Well, cheers to that plan, it makes us want to get straight down to work!


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