To build a workbench, carve out the frames, make the legs, piece together the top frame, attach the legs, build a second frame, cut the lower and top workbenches, attach the top, and install the top covering. You need a level, bolts and 2-by-4 lumber.
- Cut the frames
Cut 2-by-4 lumber to the same size to make the legs and supports.
- Cut the legs
Cut four pieces of 2-by-4 wood to a size of your preference to construct the frame.
- Assemble the top frame
Screw the frame bits together. Use wood screws to make sure the frame does not fall apart.
- Install the legs
Attach the legs with bolts or wood screws, and make sure the screws are long enough to hold the legs and frame together.
- Construct another frame
Make another frame that matches the same dimensions as the first one.
- Install the second frame
Place the second frame around 6 to 8 inches from the bottom part of the legs. Attach the frame to the legs using bolts or wood screws.
- Cut the workbench top
Cut a piece of plywood to the point where it hangs over the top frame, which is anywhere from 4 to 6 inches. Add a range of 8 to 12 inches to determine the frame's width and depth.
- Cut the lower workbench
Measure the top part of the bottom frame, and cut it accordingly. Attach the top portion of the bottom frame with wood screws.
- Install the workbench top
Attach the workbench top to the upper frame with L-brackets.
- Attach the top covering
Use a piece of hardwood flooring to nail over the top part of the plywood base. Take out the screws in the L-brackets, and install long wooden screws.