DIY Workbench / Work Table | How to Build

DIY Workbench / Work Table | How to Build

How to Build a Cheap and Easy DIY Work Table / Workbench from 2×4 and MDF.
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This DIY work table is cheap to make, you only need 8 2×4’s and one sheet of MDF to build it. And it’s super easy to build with construction screws and but joints. You could easily make this entire DIY workbench with just a circular saw and a drill in one day. #worktable #workbench #woodworking

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  1. Snappuccino on June 9, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    You mentioned that you "were going to use that overhang for something later" when referring to the gap on two of the sides – what did you end up doing? power strip?

  2. John B on June 9, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    What I like about this bench is it’s simplicity. It’s not the ultimate bench nor the biggest. Elegance in simplicity.

  3. Krzysiek Mazanek on June 9, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    I love this man

  4. Spencer Whealy on June 9, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    I just want to thank you for your channel. I’ve learned a lot from all of these videos. I’ve been able to create countless pieces of furniture ,storage, Etc. Thank you so much!

  5. Terri Nemeth on June 9, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Loved this video – but – would like to have the plans and what materials to purchSe

  6. B Canada on June 9, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Looks like a good starter project

  7. Joaquim Paris on June 9, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Hi Brad. I’m going to use your blueprint and make some improvements of my own and build something awesome but that’s only because your initial project is something awesome too. 😂 Long Live the channel. Thanks.

  8. Sandra Green on June 9, 2022 at 8:41 pm


  9. FixIt Monkey on June 9, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Hi Brad, my workshop, like many here is my garage. And mybgarage floornslopes from back to front. Any suggestion on how i can make the workbench adjustable so i can work with a flat surface?

  10. Ge T on June 9, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    Good plan! What wood type ?

  11. Clint Stevens on June 9, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    I did it!

  12. Joe Luke on June 9, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    It looks simple I hope I could do this. Here goes nothing

  13. Brett Webster on June 9, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Just framed out my first work bench (will be stationary up against a wall), and was thinking how it would be nice to have a work table I can move out to the middle of the basement, but needs to be inexpensive. This will be perfect.

  14. Mr. Alberte on June 9, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    What type of screws did you use for the casters?

  15. F Thomas Crowley Jr on June 9, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Hey! Watch those comments about turning 72! I am 72 and will be building YOUR workbench soon. NICE casters, where can I get them? Thanks

  16. Cary Burns on June 9, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Could you use 4 x 4’s for the legs to make it more sturdy?

  17. R.W. Allen on June 9, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Is there a somewhat standard size workbench? (So to speak) I am contemplating making a 4′ wide by 6′ long. I am limited in space, but for some reason, I "feel" like I need the 6′ length. 🙂 Thanks…

  18. NebulaM57 on June 9, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    It’s taken me nearly a year but I am finally down to only putting on the worksurface MDF. Only able to work on it for short moments. (It has been a long hard year for me but it has been good.) I went the extra mile and added the drawers like you did in your update video. First time mounting sliding rails, and it worked perfect! Thanks for posting these videos!

  19. Jason Nelson on June 9, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Where did you get that vacuum? I want one

  20. William Ellis on June 9, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    You never recover from being an engineer. Trust me, I know. To make it worse, I’m already 71 so another couple of years and I’ll know what you’re talking about.

  21. Gabriel Flores on June 9, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    the achievement is to do it with simple tools. Not with all machines

  22. Luiz Ribeiro on June 9, 2022 at 9:00 pm


  23. katcher06 on June 9, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Definitely going to use this as a template for a table! I like how low the shelf is so you can maximize size of items under it.. One thing I am going to do is leave the frame about 2" or 3" smaller than the top to have an overhang for clamps to attach to. Was debating if making a mobile or fixed table and after seeing this, bought the casters immediately

  24. Megan LaReaux on June 9, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Great video and explanations. I’ve tried multiple times to get the free plans but it says my card has an error. I’ve triple checked it. DO you know if you are having any issues with the purchasing?

  25. jokiab on June 9, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Just bought our first house and want to build a workstation. How long do you think I can make this table before I need som extra middle legs?

    Great video btw, it is going to be my first DIY wood project

  26. Fix This Build That on June 9, 2022 at 9:02 pm

  27. Lawrence Davidson on June 9, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Really nice build, good advice and ideas like checking ground is flat and using clamps and square. Much appreciated. Greetings from sunny Jamaica.

  28. John Nemeth on June 9, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    I love an overly thought out process too! Nice video! 👍

  29. D T on June 9, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Can I follow the same model without the bottom shelf? I’m looking for something I can have my legs underneath if I need to, sort of like a desk. Would I just be able to brace it with 2×4 on 3 sides halfway up?

  30. Raph G on June 9, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    How do you check 2×4 twist when your at the HD store? And what happens after you build this and your top mdf isn’t leveled? -how do you fix that?? Thanks

  31. Mark's Hobby Bench on June 9, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Hi Brad. Your DYI Workbench is the perfect first build project for me. I downloaded the plans and I’m putting together my shopping list for the materials. Your list indicates 3" casters (I assume locking casters), any particular brand or weight capacity you would recommend? Thanks!

  32. innpressTV on June 9, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    The cheapest I’ve ever seen.

  33. J R on June 9, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Don’t do it. Don’t build a workbench with this time of leg/top joint. It will fail and begin to wobble before you know it.

  34. Seelan Rajagopal on June 9, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    Thanks for the plan, this came out great for my first woodworking project!

  35. Daxxor75 on June 9, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    Just found this the other day and just picked up my lumber to build this, probably not the best time to do it, after spending over $9/ per 2×4. but I need a table lol. Can’t wait to get started this weekend

  36. Richard on June 9, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Thank you for a great video! I went to your site and downloaded the free build specs. I’ll let you know how my build goes. Of course I have to subscribe! Thanks again!

  37. John Rafail on June 9, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Just finished building this. Took me a little more than 5 hours. It’s a little rougher around the edges than the video but came out pretty darn close. Great table, easy build, it’s exactly what I wanted. About $150 all in, got everything at Home Depot. Thank you for the video and inspiration!

  38. Tim Danby on June 9, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Better overkill on the screws than your table collapsing ruining the table,project,any surrounding machines, and especially you,the spouse,the kids,and God forbid the dog.

  39. JIm Chambers on June 9, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    Thanks for the great build. Just finished one tonight.

  40. Clandestine Furniture on June 9, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    I’m building this and subscribed! Thank you from Melbourne, Australia.

  41. Osama Ghamry on June 9, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Did mine today in my channel after small adjustment
    Thanks so much

  42. Hector Rodriguez on June 9, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Hola, buenísimo el canal 👍👍

  43. Tiger800 XCx on June 9, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    7:38 Can you link us that countersink bit with the non marring depth guide?

  44. Glenn Overhoff on June 9, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    Thank you! Ive been struggling w my plywood on sawhorses for 2 years now. Its not flat, doesn’t move and takes up way to much space. It only clicked on this video because I knew there would be great tips, turns out a great problem solver for me.

  45. JusBidniss on June 9, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    You say you’re a ‘recovering engineer’ to explain overly-complex and detailed operations, but then continue performing overly-complex and detailed operations. To quote Inigo Montoya, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” I myself am an engineer who is _not_ in recovery — I can quit anytime I want to!

  46. Ducky Drummer on June 9, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Using the 90 degree clamp when connecting the 2×4’s is a good idea. You’d think attaching 2×4’s is a no brainer but they can get off square if your not careful.

  47. Robin Rice on June 9, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    I’ve seen a lot of benches built with either 4x4s or two 2x4s that are nailed together. I’m planning on building a 4’x6′ outfeed/assembly bench, and I’m debating if I should make my frame that hefty (4×4), or just build a one 2×4-thick frame. What do you suggest?
    Great video by the way!

  48. jeevespreston on June 9, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Oh my gosh, thanks so much for the video and inspiration! I had ridiculously been down on the uneven garage floor trying to get projects to come out square. So much better now to have an even/flat surface to work on…

  49. Kai Studio on June 9, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    sir, may i know which one is better for a little heavy duty job for the top.. MDF or plywood

  50. Wallace Rose on June 9, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Thanks Filter Buy! I need me some 25x20x1!😁