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If Minecraft has taught us anything is that any serious crafting starts with a good workbench. Like a lot of people, space is limited and you have to make the most of it. So I really worked on reducing the footprint of the workbench for this project. I highly encourage you to customize either this design or a combination of all the great work available on Instructables to fit your needs.

I want to give credit to jakehathaway for the Worktable design.

I also have a different instructable for the wall shelves you see in the background 

Now let's get started !
 
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Step 1: Get your materials

What you need can be easily found in any hardware store. What you will need for this project is : 

10 - 2x4
2 - 3/4" plywood sheets
150 - #8 2-1/2" wood screws
4 - dolly wheels

Please disregard the hinges on the picture as I originally wanted the workbench to be foldable but I was not impressed with the stability so I changed my design.

* You can probably use sheets of press wood (OSB) as it is cheaper but I prefer the look and durability of the 3/4" plywood. It will also look better when you apply finish on the top surface of the workbench.
drums787 made it!1 month ago

I've been wanting to get a garage workshop going for a while but had one main problem: no garage. But I just moved in to a new place and this was one of the first projects. I looked all over for design ideas and this one was my favorite as it's very modular and adaptable. I made mine a bit taller (40" legs for the bench and 34" for the table) but I wouldn't have wanted to go much taller than that. I used 3/4" MDF for my bench and table tops as the plywood available at my local HD was pretty bad, and this required some additional beams on the top of the frame to provide support. But I decided to go with a 1/4" tempered hardboard sheet screwed to the top of the MDF. This is pretty scratch and liquid resistant, and since it's very smooth to the touch it didn't require any sanding or finishing (which equals lot less time before you can start crafting). And best of all, the hardboard is only about $10/sheet so when it inevitably gets destroyed (cut up, stained, burned, etc) I can just unscrew it and throw a fresh sheet on top without having to take the whole top off of the bench. And I threw the top shelving from an old Ikea desk on top for extra storage. Thanks for the inspiration - this is an awesome and very solid/adaptable design!

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B00mrang (author)  drums7871 month ago
Very nice, it looks sharp. I am glad you enjoyed my design !
Anthony.w.castillo made it!4 months ago

thanks for the design, built it really quick and from left over wood of another project. i want to paint it just not sure what color

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B00mrang (author)  Anthony.w.castillo4 months ago

looks good ! I hope you enjoy the companion working table as much as I do ! I also like the fact that you were able to build it with scrap material !

Supermurray5 months ago

Made this - It is a awesome unit, super solid. The back lip, I made it taller then put peg board on it, and didn't build the shelf. All in with a case of beer I would say $150-200(depending on the beer you drink ;)) 5-6 hours of your time as well, I'm sure if we stuck at it and only bought a 6 pack, would of took only a few hours. I'll get around to taking a pic shortly

B00mrang (author)  Supermurray5 months ago

Thanks for the feedback ! I'd like to see your build so be sure to post it here. I am really curious about the pegboard as this is definitively something I wanted to add to my workshop but could not really figure out so far.

how much do the materials cost more or less
B00mrang (author)  Captaingalaxy1 year ago
I would say that for 100-150 $ you should be able to complete this project from scratch ( assuming you have all the required tools). 2x4 are fairly cheap but the 3/4" plywood sheet can be quite expensive sometime.
how much do the materials cost more or less
B00mrang (author) 1 year ago
For the worktable, I did not see any flexing for the plywood top at the length of 60". For the workbench, when I first tried a folding design, I could not place any mid-support beam as it was getting in the way of the folding legs. The current support seems like they are sufficient for now but I would agree that adding one more support would increase the stability. Good idea !
ZaneEricB1 year ago
What about any midsupport beams?
ZaneEricB1 year ago
very nice, simple, straightforward design.
pfred21 year ago
Your benches look really great! You should get plenty of service out of them.
Nice job, simple to construct but good & solid.
I like the fact that its a design that could easily be adapted to suit available materials, it would lend itself well to salvaged timber such as wooden bed frames or pallets.