Introduction: Wrap Around Workbench Under $100
I am not a carpenter or a professional in any sort of way. I took the ideas of several other instructables on this website, designed my own design and am here to post my project for you.
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Step 1: Step 1
The first thing you will need to do is figure out how big you want your bench to be. I made mine 6 ft wide so that when I bought my 3/4" ply wood top, I wouldn't have as many scrap materials. With that being said, here is my material list:
4 - 4x4x10
8 - 2x4x10
1 - 4x8 ply wood sheet cut into (3x2, 3x2, 1.5x4, 1.5x4, 2x4)
1 - box of 2" wood screws
1 - box of 3/4" wood screws
1 - 2x4 peg board
1 - peg board starter kit pegs
Total $98.00 @ Home Depot
Step 2: Step 2
Cut 4x4x10 into 40 inch sections.
Step 3: Step 3
Next, I made the template for the top of my bench. Using the 2" wood screws, I screwed the boards onto the tops of the 40" tall 4x4 legs. The back is 6 ft, the sides are 4ft and the front is 1 1/2 ft each.
You can see in the fourth picture, I placed the two center 4x4 inside the center section. I did this for two reasons...first, so that I would have a solid surface for the top in the center, and second, so that I could brace the bottom of the legs and make it more sturdy. You will see in the next step.
PS - I lost a clamp in the making of this project :(
Step 4: Step 4
Now, do the same exact thing for the bottom. I kept the bottom braces about 6" off the ground. This way I could have a footrest that I could reach and/or add a shelf later. Included in this plan is an extra piece of ply wood to add shelving, but I didn't install it in this instructable. I have not decided yet which side I want it on and where I will put my things yet.
Last, add the top. I used the 3/4" wood screws for the top surface.
You are all done!
You will have some extra 2/x4 left over - use this to build a frame for your peg board!