Make a workbench for your garage with these easy plans!
8 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long 1 - sheet of 3/4" thick plywood (AC grade most economical option) 2-3/4" self tapping wood screws 1-1/4" brad nails or 2" self tapping screws
4 - 2x4 @ 55" - side aprons
4 - 2x4 @ 35-1/4" - legs
8 - 2x4 @ 31-1/2" - supports and end aprons
4 - 2x4 @ 19-3/4" - leg blocking
4 - 2x4 @ 8-1/2" - leg blocking
1 - 3/4" plywood @ 34-1/2" x 48" - bottom shelf
1 - 3/4" plywood @ 34-1/2" x 55" - top
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Build four of the legs by attaching with glue and 2-3/4" screws the long leg pieces to the leg blocking. Make sure your 2x4s will fit in openings.
Attach long aprons to leg sets, 2-3/4" screws and glue. Check to make sure the leg sets are square by taking diagonal measurements from opposite corners as shown in diagrams. If the diagonal do not match, push the two opposite corners on the longer diagonal to adjust, then check for square again.
Now attach the two leg sets together with the supports. Use 2-3/4" screws and glue.
Finally, attach plywood to tops of shelving with screws or brad nails and glue.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.