Introduction: MDF Workbench

Build a workbench for a hobby room or workshop.

Step 1: MDF

Cut 2ft width pieces of MDF.

Step 2: Top Frame

Build a frame for the tabletop.

Step 3: Shelf Frame

Build a second frame to support a lower shelf.

Step 4: Legs

Attach legs to the top frame. The legs in the back extend higher for storage.

Step 5: Support Shelf

Attach support shelf frame.

Step 6: Cross Beam

Attach another beam to support the MDF top.

Step 7: Foot Pads

Staple faux leather to the feet to prevent scratching the floor with movement.

Step 8: Shelf

Attach the OSB lower shelf.

Step 9: Shelves

Build shelves into the frame.

Step 10: Peg Board

Attach peg board.

Step 11: More Shelf

Build more shelves using the same principles.

Step 12: Sizing MDF

Mix 50/50 solution of wood glue and water. Brush on the edges of the MDF to seal. You can apply multiple coats sanding with 220 grit between if desired.

Step 13: Shellac

Put a coat of shellac on the MDF top. It evaporates quickly helping to pre-seal the top, readying it for Polyurethane.

Step 14: Polyurethane

Coat with polyurethane. The first coat will be partially soaked up by the MDF. Sand and apply a second coat.

Step 15: Glossy Sealed Tops

Tops are sealed.