Making a Workbench Part 3
Now moving on, I marked up the shorter lower stretchers
Then applying plenty of glue I clamped the longer lower stretchers
Making a Workbench Part 2
I first started by marking up the long sides with four marks to provide a fixing point for the legs and marking four points on the shorted sides – 2 to attach to the sides and 2 to attach to the legs. I marked this up on a template to speed the process up, then piloted drilled and countersunk the holes.
Building a workbench – Tools
Below are three tools lists – List 1 is the absolute minimum list to build a workbench, constructing it with nails, the second build with screws and a very cheap drill and the third with a better drill and some optional items that will make it easier to build and leaves a few tools to use in other projects (for example a 19 drill bit set rather than just one drill bit). They are just to demonstrate that due to the simplicity of construction a workshop full of tools is not required.
I have not used or bought every single item on the lists but from my experience and some rudimentary internet research these look like reasonable items to complete this project.
This post will detail how I build one of my sturdy and cheap 2×4” workbenches. My design was inspired by the hammerzone workbench plans: Link
I wanted easy construction, cheap materials and strength. I amended the plans in the following manner: