This instructable will show you how to build my workbench or one similar to it. I built this desk as a workbench for my college apartment so I can make while I learn. I spent $14 on it as I found all the wood to build it, however, you might spend more if you have to buy all the supplies. Good luck and I'd love to see what you all do with my project!
Step 1: Supplies/Tools or BOM!
The following are what I used to create this project.
(1) 2x4 of about 32" long
(1) 25" by 53.25" and (1) 15" by 25" of plywood ~OR~ (2) 19" by 25" and (2) 15" by 25" of plywood
(34) 1" wood screws
(16) 3" wood screws
(2) light duty hinges and screws
(4) Ikea ADILS legs
(20) #8 x 1/2" wood screws
Chop or Miter Saw
Step 2: The Frame
My Frame is 53.25" by 25" but make what fits your space.
I took the pallet center pieces, made one the front and one the back. The third one I cut in half to make the sides.
Unfortunately, the board for one side was broken so it was replaced with a 2x4 the same size.
Step 3: The Top
Take the plywood and cut (2) 25" by 19" pieces, to be affixed on the far left and right sides of the table. Leaving the middle uncovered as seen in the 1st picture.
Cut the last piece of plywood to (1) 15" by 25" piece and place in the middle to check spacing, as in the 2nd picture.
Clamp the plywood on to the frame and screw ONLY the left and right most pieces into the frame using the 1" wood screws. Do NOT screw the middle piece onto the frame.
I used (3) screws along the front and back, with (4) screws on the side.