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No Frills Workbench

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Step 3: The Frame

Picture of The Frame
To assemble the frame I roughly followed these steps:
  1. cut the 4 legs to length (40" or whatever you prefer)
  2. cut the sides from 2x4 to the depth (minus 1.5") of your work bench top
  3. cut the back from 2x4 to the length (minus 3") of your work bench top
  4. clamp all those pieces together (or have someone help) along with the front 2x4 and set your screws - I used 8 screws per corner (2" or 2 1/2" screws - I can't remember)
  5. then cut your frame pieces for the bottom
  6. clamp those 4 pieces of 2x4 and set your screws
  7. measure the length needed for the 2x4 cross supports for the top and 2x2 (or 2x4 if you want) for the shelf below
  8. again, clamp and screw the cross supports
Depending on how much of a perfectionist you are you'll want to check for level at various points or at least position the shelf frame at the same height on each leg.
 
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