I was wanting to straighten up my garage so I decided to start by building a work bench.
Step 1: Make Room
If your garage is anything like mine, you've got stuff everywhere. It took a few minutes to clear a space to start putting the work bench into place.
Step 2: Materials
For this work bench I used...
1 4 foot x 8 foot 3/4 inch sheet of MDF
1 4 foot x 8 foot 1/8 inch sheet of hard board
1 4 foot x 8 foot 1/8 inch sheet of peg board
10 8 foot long 2x4
1lb of 3 inch deck screws
1lb of 2 inch deck screws
1 tube of silicon
All of this ended up costing a little over $100
First, I found the studs and mounted 2 2x4s horizontally to the wall. The top 2x4 is 42 inches from the ground and the lower 2x4 is sitting on top of the bass board.
Step 4: Frame Work
Next I built the frame. I cut out 3 42 inch legs and 8 21 inches cross supports. On the cross support, I used a jig and put 4 pocket holes in each support. Once all of that was done, I attached the legs and supports to 2 2x4s.
Now that the frame is built, I screwed the cross supports into the 2 2x4s that I attached to the wall earlier.
Step 6: Work Surface
When I got the MDF board, I had the store cut it in 2 long ways. I put one half on top of the work bench. The other half I notched out so that it would fit around the legs and put on the bottom of the bench. Once they where in place, I screwed them down.
As most of you know, it doesn't take much to mess up a MDF board. So I glued some hard board to the top of the MDF and clamped it down until it dried.
Step 8: Peg Board
The last step is putting up a frame for the peg board and screw the peg board into the frame. All done!!!