Are you looking for a DIY simple workbench? The project is rewarding and the end result beautiful, and all at your own pace! Building your own woodworking bench can be a fun and rewarding experience. Many woodworkers have started a new woodworking project simply because they wanted to build something on their own, without having to pay to have it done. Here are some woodworking bench plans ideas for you to explore.
A beautiful woodworking project you can do in your garage or in your garden sheds is a simple four post diy bench. It is so beautiful in its own way. Using a simple tutorial and diy tools this project can be finished in just a few days with no special skills or tools required. This tutorial can be found by doing a search on YouTube. This video tutorial can guide you through the process step-by-step.
If you’re looking for a more challenging project, then consider building a four post diorama workbench. With this diy project you’ll need to make four smaller post caps for your four studs in the middle of your bench top. With a bit of creativity you can use leftover nails or screws from another project to line the tops of your new four post caps. These can be found in hardware stores or online. The easiest and most time-efficient way to attach these to your workbench top is using hot glue. When using glue simply follow the directions.
To create a simple but large bench top, try to connect two rectangular pieces of plywood together with two-inch screws. Use glue to attach the corners and then attach two more pieces of plywood at the ends for alignment. Screw in the center of each piece of wood until the edges line up and then attach the four corner pieces to one another. If you’re trying to create a small or compact bench try using glue and a small amount of wood glue. You can experiment with different sizes and thicknesses until you find the best combination.
The next woodworking project that I am going to talk about is my own DIY simple fold-down workbench. This woodworking project is relatively easy if you have a table saw, a level and a saw cutting blade. I used a 45 degree wood cutting blade and it cut through the wood nice and clean. If you are not familiar with using the right angle for your cuts then you should probably get a professional to do it for you. The reason why the angle is important is because it makes it much easier to cut the wood and keep the joint between the wood and the joinery tight.
If you are only going to build a small workbench then you don’t need to go all out on the hardware. I used stainless steel nuts and bolts and a few screws. All I really needed to do was to attach the workbench legs to the legs of the table and secure them with the screws. This worked great and I haven’t had to tighten any of the screws since.
If you are going to build a larger bench then you will want to invest in some good plans. I would recommend that you get a few different craft books, woodworking magazines and/or online woodworking sites. Get a few different plans, so that you have options available to build a sturdy workbench. A few of the woodworking sites that I would recommend looking at are Craftsmen Warehouse, Craftsman Home and Garden and The Woodworkers Gothic. These three sites are packed with quality and good information and many of them carry solid, well designed woodworking plans.
I would also recommend taking a photo of your woodworking project and comparing it to the dimensions in the plans. If your measurements are off by just a bit, you will end up having to move the shelf or do other things to the wood that you chose to use. It’s kind of hard to start assembling and think you have found a nice sturdy workbench when the shelf is way too short. Once you get the project right, you can go back and do the rest of the work to make it sturdy. If you are buying my DIY simple workbench plans make sure you can print out the plans, fold them in half (if you are buying a plan that has a folded page) and bring those with you.