I needed a workbench. Unfortunately, they are just too darn expensive. So I decided to make my own. My Dad made some shelves recently, and bought way too many 2×4’s, so I used them. I drew up this plan using measurements from my own bench:
I made four of these and set them off to dry. Next, I started working on the top. I cut 2 2×4’s to 33″ (yes, I know I wrote thirty in the plans, but things change) and screwed them onto the legs, using a cut-off as a spacer.
I realized at about this point that I had forgotten my cross-braces, so I cut 2 more 33″ and 2 18″ pieces and screwed them in place. The plywood pieces wouldn’t cover the whole top, so I just screwed them on to the top so that there was a there was a gap on the far side.
If you make this project, I would reccomend that you pick your 2×4’s carefully. If yours are warped (like mine), it will be very stressful for you. Also, use a square. It will go much better for you.
Anyway, hope you liked it, because that’s it for today, thanks and bye-bye.
(Oh, yeah, and happy Valentine’s Day! Enjoy celebrating the torture and eventual martyring of an innocent man!)