There are many plans and materials to use when making a workbench. But is your workbench the best yet?
You don’t want your workspace to be cluttered and with lesser space. But given our materials and tools that give way to magnificent DIY projects, it might really be the case sometimes. That is why you need this workbench. What makes this workbench the best? It’s efficient. You can set it aside when you are not working to have space, and you can just use it if you create something cool. It’s the best because it’s foldable!
The Best DIY Workbench Your Workspace Cannot Look Awesome Without
You have a workbench when you want it, and space when you don’t
It is a wise decision to invest in a foldable workbench. Efficient, space – saving and sturdy, this is what every workspace should have. It is also easy to make and won’t occupy your whole weekend. Check out what you will need and the steps in order to create this great piece of a DIY.
- 3/4″ plywood
- drywall screws
- Rectangular Hinges
- Drill Driver
- Tape Measurer
- Saw Horse
- Miter Saw
- Table Saw
- Circular Saw
- Stud Finder
1. Cut tabletop to size.
Cut the 3 1/4″ ply to size for your table top.
2. Build a frame using 2×4.
With your 2x4s, create the frame for the tabletop. Make sure it sits flush with the back of the table top.
Assemble the frame.
Add a 2×4 in the middle of the frame for support.
3. Attach the tabletop to frame.
Attach the tabletop to the assembled frame using a countersink and screws.
4. Build the legs.
Cut a couple of 2x4s a few inches longer than your predetermined height. This will make up for the space you lose when you attach them to the inside of the frame. Dry fit the legs.
Measure and mark the support braces that will be diagonal from the leg to the tabletop.
Cut the supports.
Dry fit one last time, and attach the braces to the legs.
5. Attach hinges.
Screw the T – hinges on the legs and the tabletop snugly.
Also add rectangular hinges on the braces and tabletop to keep them from moving around.
6. Work on the bracket for the wall.
Cut 2x6s to the length of the frame.
Take another 2×6 and cut two blocks from it just slightly wider than the T – hinges that will connect the bracket to the frame.
Attach the block to each end of the 2×6.
Cut blocks from ply as well. Attach them to the 2×6 blocks.
Add a couple of 2×6 blocks spaced out in the middle of the bracket for more support.
7. Attach the bracket to the workbench.
Now attach the bracket to the workbench using T – hinges.
8. Install the foldable workbench.
Make sure to screw it into the studs because this workbench is heavy. Find the studs and mark the layout.
Screw 2 2×6’s into the wall at the proper height.
Screw the brackets into the 2×6.
You now have your foldable workbench!