10 Incredibly Cool Workbench Ideas (with pictures and instructions)

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January 7, 2020
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Whether you’re unhappy with your current workbench or are looking for something entirely new, a DIY workbench can provide the perfect opportunity to utilize unused space in your garage. Crafting something with one’s own hands is also a wonderful way to counteract anxiety and stress. Listed below are ten of the sweetest workbenches you can build yourself.

The Two-Hour Workbench

DIY Workbench that you can make in 2-hours

This workbench from Family Handyman can be built in an afternoon and has the functionality required to get most tasks done. The best thing is about this workbench is it’ll only set you back by approximately $50.00. For detailed instructions read How to Build a DIY Wood Workbench: Super Simple $50 Bench.

The Collapsible Workbench

DIY Foldable Workbench

Need a little more flexibility in your workbench? Fear not, another great workbench idea from Family Handyman utilizes hinges to create an ideal workbench that is not only sizeable, but also mobile. As a bonus it folds up quite small, seven-inches-thick small, to be exact. Read Saturday Morning Workshop: Folding Mobile Workbench for more information on how to build this versatile piece.

The Salvaged-Materials Workbench

DIY Sturdy Workbench from salvaged materials

What better way to care for the planet than to repurpose old items and turn them into new items? We can’t think of one! This workbench features an old wooden door that was repurposed to become a working surface. Check it out: How to Build a Sturdy Workbench Inexpensively.

The Alternative-Desk Workbench

Simple Workbench Desk

This workbench can be used in more areas of your home than just the garage. It’s storage space and casters make it a great addition to any home office as well. For more on how to build this piece, click Simple Workbench for details and instructions.

The 12’ x 5.5’ Workbench

How to make the perfect corner workbench built-in to the wall

If you really want a large workbench, then the beast below might be for you. It certainly requires ample space to have a workbench this large, but it also provides plenty of storage as well. You could also install pegboard alongside it if you desire to create even more storage. Instructions are available by clicking How To Design And Build The Perfect Workbench.

The Sawhorse Workbench

This workbench from DIY Network, titled How to Make a Space-Saving Sawhorse Worktable, shows you how to create a super simple and collapsible workbench. If you can find and repurpose used sawhorses, even better!

The Upcycled-Pallet Workbench

Making a workbench from a recycled pallet

To build this workbench you’ll need little more than a broken down pallet and a few 2x4s. This project is a great way to use wood that might otherwise end up in the trash; your pallet doesn’t have to be beautiful, it just needs to be useable. This short YouTube video will show you the way: Making a workbench from recycled pallet and 2×4s.

The Fold-Away Workbench

DIY Fold-down workbench with extra storage

If you’re extremely limited on space or you use your garage primarily for parking cars, for example, this workbench is for you. A fold-away workbench takes up very little to no space and is accessible when you need it. In this video (complete with a supply list), DIY Fold Down Workbench, DIY Creators show you how easy it is to create a workbench. This multipurpose work area not only looks great but also has hidden storage compartments.

The Flip-Top Workbench

Why settle for one working surface when you can have two? With this amazingly genius workbench you can have just that. This handy-dandy work area also includes casters and wedge locks making it mobile or fixed when necessary. Read How to Build a Space-Saving Flip-Top Workbench for instructions.

The High-Capacity, Multipurpose Workbench of Your Dreams

High Capacity Multi Function Workbench - DIY - Webfoot Concrete Coatings

Serious work calls for a seriously awesome workbench. If you want your workbench to have all the bells, whistles, and then some—this workbench is definitely the one for you. A four-part series covers everything you need to know to build this monster of a tool in your own garage. It is loaded with features and you can download the plans for this workbench if desired. To get started, watch the video titled High Capacity Multi-Function Workbench Build / Part 1.

We hope you enjoyed this list of creative workbench projects complete with instructions. To read more of our posts and informative articles, please visit Webfoot Concrete Coating’s Blog Page.

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