How To Build a Simple Cheap Work Bench

Build a simple workbench for around in less than an hour! This is a great addition to your garage or workshop and can me made with simple tools. Makes working on car parts and DIY projects much easier!

The lengths you’ll need are:

1 X Bench top (1200mm X 600mm)
2 X 1200mm (Bench frame)
2 X 540mm (Bench Frame Ends)
4 X 980mm (Legs) Choose your own lengths based on desired height
2 X 600mm (Leg Supports)

There are loads of really great workbench designs out there but this is a nice simple design for doing DIY projects. You can adjust any of the sizes and lengths to create a custom bench for your own workspace. You can also simply replace the bench top when it gets worn out and if you’re budget allows you can use a nice piece of hardwood. Keep in mind that wood may not be perfectly straight so choose carefully at the shop. Glue also helps to make the whole thing stronger. I’m using this bench as part of a larger bench and mounting it to a wall and supports but if you’re using screws only on the legs install them diagonally.

We were sent an email from a young MCM fan asking how to make a cheap, simple workbench. We’re not carpenters by any stretch of the imagination but we hope this helps you get started on your own workbench!

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Also something to note around Mighty Car Mods: we are normal guys and are not trained mechanics (or carpenters!) We like to make interesting car mods and projects and show you how we’ve gone about it, but we can’t promise that anything we show you will work for your particular project, or that you won’t harm yourself, someone else, your car or your warranty doing it. Please be safe, be responsible and unless you know what you’re doing, do not fool around with very serious machinery just because you’ve seen us make it look so easy. Talk to a qualified mechanic or carpenter if you are in any doubt. This video has no affiliation with Ryobi. They are just the tools I own.
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20 Replies to “How To Build a Simple Cheap Work Bench”

  1. If you also use inch measurements it might help people like me that have no idea how big a millimeter is.

  2. Gave this a go myself, made it a 90×30 frame and put a long 40cm-wide sheet on it, and cut the end so that there would be an overhang of about 5cm each side for clamping. I used a height of about 82cm, which in retrospect is pretty tall for such a narrow table, so it's not the most stable of things but it works! Thanks for the video. πŸ™‚

  3. Thank you for the idea. I just made a workbench using your video. It came out good not as nice as yours but did it with hand saw.

  4. Make it yourself thanks to woodprix plans. I think it's the best way to learn how to build it in the cheapest way.

  5. Thanks for putting this together. It gave me enough information to customize my bench using your principles!

  6. this is really cool my friend!
    I am not very handy, but I will try to make your workbench that looks very useful, stable, easy to do and with little basic tools.
    thank you from Europe.

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