Introduction: 2x4 Work Bench
Have a lot of scrap 2x4 here is a great way to build an awsome work bench top.
Step 1: Material
Lots of scrap 2x4 cutoffs/leftovers I built a fence in the backyard and had some extras so I incorporated them into the bench witch made it look awsome with all the diffrent colors of wood
3 inch screws
tap con concrete anchors
I used a
and a level
Step 2: Layout Where You Want the Bench Top I Chose to Do a Big Area Near My Peg Board.
drill 3 to 4 pilot holes along the 2x4 and use a level mark holes.
now drill with a hammer drill the proper size hole that you need for the tapcons you purchased.
mount 2x4 to the wall
Step 3: Supports
I wanted to be able to access my hurricane shutters so I choose to build 45 degree support right above the shutters I also seen another post where they did this and made cleaning up around the shop a breeze since I have a problem with that I can use all the help I can get
Step 4: Drill Pocket Holes
I just bought this and wanted to try it out. I drilled 2 or 3 pocket holes in each 2x4 depending on size of the 2x4
the drill bit broke halfway thru. I sent an email to kreg and they put a bit in the mail the next day that's great customer service.
I was able to push on with the broken bit and got the job done.
Step 5: Start Screwing in 2x4
try and stager the 2x4 joints
Step 6: Continue Screwing in 2x4s
until you reach your desired length and width.
Step 7: Caulk and Paint
I caulk the big holes and painted
Step 8: Completed Ready to Build Some Intructables on It
this turned out great