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10 DIY 2×4 Workbench Plans You Can Build Today (with Pictures)

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If you are getting into woodworking, creating a usable workbench is one of the best projects to get started. Workbenches can be simple, complex, plain, or ornate. If you were considering building a 2×4 workbench, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s look at several designs you can use to help you create the ideal bench. We will provide you with a short description and an image of each one so you can see what it looks like and see which materials you need to help you make an informed decision.

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Why Build Your Own 2×4 Workbench?

You can buy virtually anything you need, whether online or at a store, including workbenches. Even though buying a workbench may seem like an easy and convenient choice, making a 2×4 workbench is the way to go for a few reasons:

  • By making a 2×4 workbench, you know that the workbench fits your area perfectly. Not to mention, you get to enjoy the process of making the workbench.
  • Another benefit of building a 2×4 workbench is that it is often much more affordable than buying a premade item. Building your workbench can save you hundreds and often results in a better product.

With these benefits in mind, why would you buy a workbench when you could create your own? Especially since you need a workbench to do your work on, why not use your skills and ability to make the best workbench for your needs?

The 10 DIY 2×4 Workbench Plans

1. Shanty 2 Chic DIY Workbench

DIY Workbench
Image By: Shanty 2 Chic

  • Difficulty: Easy
The Shanty 2 Chic makes an excellent beginner workbench that uses mostly 2x4s and doesn’t cost much money. The free plan provides you with step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow, resulting in a workbench that is large and highly durable. You can also adjust the size if it’s too large for your workshop. Another benefit to the Shanty 2 Chich is that it rolls, so it’s easy to maneuver where you need it.

2. Instructables Workbench

DIY Workbench
Image By: Instructables

  • Difficulty: Easy

The Instructables Workbench is a great bench to build for less experienced woodworkers. It’s easy to construct, and the instructions are clear and to the point. It primarily uses 2x4s to create a durable workbench you can use for years.

A shark drill and tape measure are the primary tools you’ll need to complete the workbench, and most people can complete the project in a day or two.

3. Ana White Workbench

DIY Workbench
Image Credit: Ana White

  • Difficulty: Easy
The Ana White Workbench is another straightforward workbench to build. Most of the cuts are simple, and there are only a few places where you might need woodworking experience, so you can probably complete it as a beginner with little difficulty. It uses 2x4s and plywood primarily, and most builders can finish it in a single day.

4. A Crafted Passion Rolling 2×4 Workbench

DIY Rolling 2x4 Workbench
Image Credit: A Crafted Passion

  • Difficulty: Easy
A Crafted Passion Rolling Workbench will provide you with plenty of room for storage, and you can move it around easily since it has wheels. The resulting project is exceptionally durable, using mainly 2x4s and a couple of pieces of plywood.

You can build most of the project with a saw and drill, and most people should be able to complete it in a few days at most.

5. Jenwood House DIY Workbench

DIY Simple Workbench
Image Credit: Jenwood House

  • Difficulty: Easy
The Jenwood House DIY Workbench is another low-difficulty project perfect for beginners. It requires only 2×4 plywood and self-tapping screws. Tools required include an impact driver and a saw.

There are no difficult cuts, and the resulting project is stable, durable, and large enough for most projects without being too large to fit in your workshop.

6. Angela Marie Made Mobil Workbench

DIY Mobile Workbench
Image Credit: Angela Marie Made

  • Difficulty: Easy
The Angela Marie Made Mobile Workbench is a straightforward project that is also easy on the wallet. The resulting workbench is durable and maneuverable, so it’s quite valuable for any workshop. It’s also large and one of the most versatile tables on this list.

7. Bitterroot DIY Mobil Workbench

DIY Mobile Workbench with Table Saw
Image Credit: tylynnm

  • Difficulty: Moderate
The Bitterroot DIY Mobile Workbench is a moderately difficult project to build that includes space for a table saw. It’s a durable workbench that you can move around on wheels and doesn’t require much lumber.

Several tools are required to complete this project, including a jigsaw, table saw, drill, clamps, and level. It’s perfect if you are considering a table saw addition to your workshop.

8. Saws On Skates DIY Folding Workbench

DIY Folding Workbench
Image Credit: Saws on Skates

  • Difficulty: Moderate
The Saws On Skates DIY Folding Workbench is a moderately difficult project, resulting in a foldable workbench that’s easy to store away when you’re not using it but is durable enough to help you complete your projects.

It requires several 2X4s and steel hinges. There are no problematic cuts, but some of the screws are recessed, unlike other designs.

9. Construct 101 Workbench

DIY Workbench
Image Credit: Construct 101

  • Difficulty: Moderate
The Construct 101 Workbench is a moderately difficult project that produces a very sturdy bench suitable for professional workshops. There are no complicated cuts, but it requires plenty of 2x4s for added stability, so it can take longer to complete than many other projects on this list. You can finish it in many ways, and it rolls on wheels, making it easy to maneuver.

10.  Dream Design DIY Garage Workbench

DIY Garage Workbench
Image Credit: Dream Design DIY

  • Difficulty: Advanced
The Dream Design DIY Garage Workbench is one of the more complex projects on this list, but it has many useful features, like plenty of storage space and an extra shelf. This bench also includes wheels so that it can be rolled easily around your work area.

It uses several 2x4s, but you will need other types of wood to complete this project. The tool list is pretty standard, requiring a saw, drill, tape measure, nail gun, and sander.

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There are quite a few workbenches you can build using 2x4s that are inexpensive and easy to find. Some homeowners might have enough 2x4s lying around to build one of these projects. If you are a beginner, we highly recommend one of our easy projects, especially the Shanty 2 Chick DIY Workbench or the Instructables Workbench.

Neither of these workbenches costs a lot to build or is challenging to complete because there are no complex angles to cut and no specialized tools required. Once you have experience, the Saws On Skates DIY Folding Workbench and Dream Design DIY Garage Workbench are great choices.

We hope you have enjoyed reading this short guide and found a few projects you’d like to try. If we have helped complete your workshop, please share our guide on 2×4 workbench plans you could build today on Facebook and Twitter.

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