How to Build a Sturdy Workbench Using Cheap Wood
How to Build a Sturdy Workbench Using Cheap Wood
How to Build a Sturdy and Affordable Workbench from cheap 2×4, 2×6, or 2×8 lumber
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Cheap Lumber from Home Depot: (7) 12′ 2×6 @ $13.52 ea and (4) 8′ 2×8 @ $10.88 ea for a total of $138.16 before tax as of 10/17/22 in Nashville
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$36 for one board?
I wish I had all the equipment you used to make this nice bench. Right now, I only have a cheap $1.25 plus tax hammer I bought from Dollar Tree. I consider this not a DIY.
I don’t know where my question disappear to but it was a long one… Essentially I would like to make a “practice“ one of these by making a small islands to go in our tiny home. We are building a tiny home with absolutely no experience, and absolutely no clue, so we are muddling through – two steps forward one step back. But I have a few questions. I only have the basic tools Dash chopsaw, circular saw, sabre son, drill, KREGG pocket hole Joleane, belts and palm sander ‘s, and my grandfather‘s manual hand planer. Do you think I can make a kitchen island and then any more offence similar to this with those tools?
Hey Brad! Just want to thank you for this video. I used this as a guide to build a craft table in my garage. I built a 6x5x3 foot table, and it’s beautiful. I’ve never built anything that didn’t already come pre-cut, with all of the necessary materials. I used 2x4s and then purchased 10 6ft pine slabs that are 1in wide and 1in thick for the top and lower table. I don’t have all the fancy tools most of you guys have, so it took a bit longer than I anticipated. I used my clamps and glue to glue each piece together and then filled any holes with filler, and finally sanded it all. I dig the natural look, so I added a clear sealer to the top. It’s not perfect, but it’s damn good! Thanks again
I like your work, so I decided to subscribe to the channel
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astaghfirullah cross finger might as well say touch wood. lol
Cool dude. It really, really is. Heck Bob Villa could sure as heck learn a lot from you. Keep up the good work. And thank you so very, very much. Have a Blessed New Year Amigo. Adios.
How did you secure the top? pocket holes?
That was really cool, from the build itself to the nice editing. All around a great video.
$150 for the lumber and $11k for the tools: table saw – $5000, planer $3500, cnc $2300, track saw $500 😀
Learned a lot watching this. Thanks
A video accomplishing the same end result without the need for thousands of dollars of tools would be pretty cool.
One of my problems when working on a bench is that I ended up with tools in the way of what ever I was working on. I put a 12" deep shelf under the front edge of the bench, spaced back a couple of inches and about 6" under and with a 1" lip on the back side. I then shove tools on the shelf so that they are ready for use without being in the way. I then started using a couple of plastic storage bins on the shelf and leave some things permanently in the bins so that they are always readily available.
Great video, great bench. Leaving the bottom open until you have time to decide what you really want under it is a great idea.
can’t find this cheap wood anywhere around here
I couldn’t see how you attached the top to the frame. How did you do it?
Geez for a "dust free" shop that sure is a pretty intense respirator. I don’t know if you just do it for the camera but you seem to be picky when you wear the mask. 🙂Great project though.
Love this build, combining the 2×4’s to make the legs is brilliant, and lends to a strong and warp resistant solution. Out of all the video’s I’ve seen, I’m going with this solution, thanks Brad, you have awesome channel.
37 Dollars is roughly 36 Euro, that 12×2 in Ireland is 75Euro or to put it in real terms equivalent to everyone, its 4.6 hours work for everyone on the average industrial wage after all government taxes are taken. So yeah not cheap at all
man… will I ever do this?
it’s called a brad point bit
Very handy video! I want to eventually build myself a nice and big sewing/crafts table and this video is a really nice template to work off of when I finally get it together with my dad to do so 🙂
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make a workbench for $150… pulls out CNC machine LOL
Haha I call them me nails too.
Do like that playing card with the hole. Great idea!
So this a video on how to build a work bench, on a preowned work bench? And a fully stocked workshop 😂?
Is there a reason not to use 4"x4" posts for the top?
can i have your old table? lol
I am wondering how this workbench is holding up so far…IMO construction lumber needs to be dried at home for at least 2-3 months because they are usually too wet to build something right off the bat.
What nail gun are you using? I looking to buy one
That is an awesome bench!
Thank you !!!! Omg I’ve done the same, unsubscribed on every one of these average woodworking channels. Im a building contractor for over 32 years and tired of listening to all the product ads and sponsorship ads. Not using construction lingo description. I subscribed to your channel, so looking for some actual projects and description based so the average do it yourselfers can understand. I just enjoy watching someone do what I do in my shop. Thanks again and good luck.
I would like to build one of these, but first I need to ask a few questions. I’d like to “practice“ by building a smaller version without holes for my kitchen island in our tiny home. But before I even do that, I have a few more questions.
1) I do not have any fancy equipment. I have a chopsaw, a circular saw, a belt sander, palm sander, drill, staple gun and framing nailer. The staple gun shoots brads up to 1 1/2 inches I believe, maybe 2 inches. Can I do one of these?
2-secondly, where can I get one of those thingies that helps you cut a straight line with your circular saw? Is it made by KREGG? I do have that starter system for the pocket hole driller.
Thank you very much for sharing your time and your talent with us!.
Like the bench. Think I’d like a side apron like 12 inches with dog holes.
It’s like anything that a person makes if you have the tools and the equipment a person can build anything, and I see you have all the toys and a good dust extractor that is the most important piece of equipment in a workshop dust or fumes, and it’s all about the finish product and what a person can achieve 👍
Should have ran the boards through a jointer before glueing
To make a dog hole template, instead of using a CNC, which MOST of the rest of us do not even have, just use the top of your old bench as a guide for the dog holes of the new bench.
Awesome job on the bench sir! I am needing a new bench and think I just found the build to use. I may add an apron to the front like a Nicholson workbench. Love your channel. You put out a lot of great videos, keep them comin’!
what year it was that cost $150
not sure if you will see this among all the comments but would like to know what make/model of planer and jointer you have.
Didn’t expect to buy footwear based on watching a woodworking video, but slip on safety toe shoes were too good to ignore. Ordered some, thanks.
very cool. i need to get some tools
I’m building a budget reloading bench here soon and was hoping to follow this as a guide, but needing hundreds of dollars for tools I don’t have isn’t going to work for my budget build 😅
very nice bench, I still don’t have any work bench in my tiny garage shop. the cost of lumber, and the shorter work days because of my health have stopped me from making one.
Excellent, exactly what I was looking for but I have one simple question. What is the thickness of the table top? Thank