How To Build A Workbench For Your Garage | Easy 2×4 DIY!

How To Build A Workbench For Your Garage | Easy 2×4 DIY!

Find the plans for this workbench here: (hurry! Free only until 11/15/21)
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In this video I’m showing you how I built a very easy workbench for my garage! This is an easy 2×4/plywood project that can be built in an afternoon and utilizing a lot of scraps. It’s so nice to have a place to tinker, and keep tools, in my garage now.

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  1. Kirk Hinds on April 7, 2023 at 8:10 am

    I’m a brand new DIY Woodworker and was excited to build myself a suitable workbench for my first project. This video was awesome and made my build a success. Thanks so much for your clear and thorough walkthrough!!!

  2. David Reta on April 7, 2023 at 8:14 am

    Thanks, need a custom size workbench. This look like it will work.

  3. Ján on April 7, 2023 at 8:14 am

    Nice Job !!!!!!!!!!! 😀

  4. Matt McManiac on April 7, 2023 at 8:15 am

    I’m building this right now! Has anyone mounted pegboard the back of the bench rather than the wall? Not sure if that would work.

  5. April Wilkerson on April 7, 2023 at 8:15 am

    Find the plans to build this project here:

  6. Anna Barry on April 7, 2023 at 8:16 am


  7. Greg Carrero on April 7, 2023 at 8:21 am

    The bait and switch on the “free plans” mentioned multiple times in the video to the paid plans on the website is a bummer.

  8. danimal818 on April 7, 2023 at 8:21 am

    PPE maxed out

  9. John Faulk on April 7, 2023 at 8:21 am

    Do not see the link for plans

  10. Colin Schmitt on April 7, 2023 at 8:22 am

    She says multiple times that the plans are free, but they’re for sale for $5 when you click the link.

  11. Rob Lee on April 7, 2023 at 8:25 am

    Super cool! Thank you!!!

  12. Gabriel Klassen on April 7, 2023 at 8:26 am

    I built the same workbench i used 4×4 for legs and oak for the top

  13. Karp B on April 7, 2023 at 8:27 am

    Bought the plans for this and they weren’t emailed to me.

  14. TJ Howard on April 7, 2023 at 8:30 am

    Why are there 3 – 4’x8′ 3/4 plywood sections in parts list? Do you have plans for upgrades?

  15. G H O S T on April 7, 2023 at 8:30 am

    Thank you for the content. The best diy workbench. you are able to add on in the future. We cannot ask for more❤

  16. Brian on April 7, 2023 at 8:31 am

    Some really good tips in this video. Glad I decided to watch before I started building mine, the small overhang for clamping materials down is a really clever idea I wouldn’t have thought of and probably tried to invent a workaround later on

  17. Kate F on April 7, 2023 at 8:31 am

    I want to learn so bad how to use all these tools do I can be self sufficient in making things I want for my home. I need a teacher or class. Thanks for sharing

  18. Jillian Windebank on April 7, 2023 at 8:31 am

    When you attached the peg board to the back for your dads at his shop how did you secure this ? plywood then peg board to it ? Great bench ! Love the simple approachability of it.

  19. Javier Vega on April 7, 2023 at 8:33 am

    Eres increíble güerita!!!!! Me inspiras y hasta me dan ganas de que seas mi novia. 😚
    Por mi parte, ya tienes un nuevo suscriptor y seguro seguiré tus vídeos pues me sean de mucha utilidad.
    Saludos y abrazos desde Acapulco.

  20. DanTr90 on April 7, 2023 at 8:36 am

    Should add more 2×4 to the legs between the shelves and the floor. This build relies entirely on the shear strength of the nails. Entire thing is fighting gravity.

  21. James Arnold on April 7, 2023 at 8:37 am


  22. ColdWarVet607 on April 7, 2023 at 8:39 am

    I did some research into this, while April is the face, muscle and talent of this channel, the little doggie is the mastermind of this entire operation! Notice how he/she is always walking around innocently in the background acting like a disinterested dog just smelling things, but is actually keeping and eye and barking out procedures and instructions to April.
    Nice Build, simplicity and functionality all in one. I love to have a peg beg board for my tools, so this is great. Just moved into a new home and looking for a design for my 3rd garage soon to be come shop. Excellent, I love it…"and your little dog too"! Thank you!

  23. Nikolas on April 7, 2023 at 8:40 am

    Nice build that anyone can follow.

  24. christopher wilson on April 7, 2023 at 8:41 am

    What guage, type of nails, and which nail gun?
    I have both a 16 guage finish nailer and a b4ad nailer, will my finishing nailer work?

  25. TheBourneBlogger on April 7, 2023 at 8:42 am

    Video said link to free video below, but it goes to a $5 pay wall =(

  26. AEllis1964 on April 7, 2023 at 8:44 am

    Hi April. Thank you for posting this. Built this workbench last fall and it’s perfect for my garage. It took me a bit longer than you to build of course 🙂 I’d like to finish it with something durable on the work surface and paint the rest of it. Any suggestions?

  27. Michael Langley on April 7, 2023 at 8:46 am

    It’s refreshing to see a female building something with clothes on!!! It seem more and more female are doing videos to get attention in their underwear……. Good job

  28. Eli Thimba on April 7, 2023 at 8:47 am

    April. I love your videos. I even have 1 build plan for garage shelves. QQ what type of nails did you use with the nail gun?

  29. William Rock on April 7, 2023 at 8:47 am

    Nice job but you said the plans were free and hey they are not! They are $4.99

  30. Melly Mel on April 7, 2023 at 8:49 am

    Love how simple you make this!

  31. jeannine cannito on April 7, 2023 at 8:50 am

    Women are THE BEST at teaching HOW to build stuff! Thank you!

  32. Von Trap on April 7, 2023 at 8:51 am

    You need to use screws on the frame. A nailer is ok for speed of getting it built, but screws are tougher. So use the nailer then go around and lock it up with screws.

  33. Dominik Stanley on April 7, 2023 at 8:51 am

    Nice job. What are the overall dimensions?

  34. Saleem Khan on April 7, 2023 at 8:53 am

    This is a really good tutorial thanks

  35. Kirbynorwalk American on April 7, 2023 at 8:56 am

    Most of the work isn’t shown. Someone has done the cuts for her and this is basically an advertisement for some products.

  36. E F on April 7, 2023 at 8:57 am

    Lol at all the blokes feeling the need to say what they would have done better. Go make a video about it, see how many people care 😂

  37. Handyman Services Education By Leland Jacobson on April 7, 2023 at 8:58 am

    April this video is exactly what I was searching for , I have a small 1 car Garage with not much space for a work bench. This should do nicely. Thanks Laterz Leland

  38. Jason Salistean on April 7, 2023 at 8:59 am

    This awesome wish I had these skills trying to get started

  39. Ronnie Harper on April 7, 2023 at 9:01 am

    Awesome build! Are you from south east Texas by chance?

  40. MIAE Barhocker on April 7, 2023 at 9:02 am


  41. Jesse Smith on April 7, 2023 at 9:03 am

    Hi April, I found your site just in the time, I wanted to build a workbench in my garage, and your design and build are awesome!! I cannot wait to start. I am a newbie when it comes to nail guns and wondered if you used a 16 gage brad nail gun to shoot the 2 1/4 nails? Once Santa has left the building, I am onto my build of your plans, and I did purchase them as well. Look forward to hearing from you on the type of nail gun. Keep up the great work, glad I wondered your way. Thx Much!!!

  42. OWE RIGINAL on April 7, 2023 at 9:03 am

    I clicked the link for the plans and it costs $4.99. You said it was set of free plans. Am i missing something?

  43. john ingardia on April 7, 2023 at 9:03 am

    Nails? No way!

  44. Vishnu Gangadhar on April 7, 2023 at 9:04 am

    What a simple work and nice arrangement.
    Your video inspiration i have planed in my home

  45. mike kharoufeh on April 7, 2023 at 9:06 am

    Excellent video, now that’s a work bench. No more free plans? Thx

  46. Steb on April 7, 2023 at 9:07 am

    Curious before I buy the plans for this. How long and how tall is this bench?

  47. Jacquelyn Hibbler on April 7, 2023 at 9:07 am

    I am SOOOOOOOOO impressed!! 🤩 I can’t wait to put together my own!!! Great work, April!!! 💪🏾

  48. Justin A. on April 7, 2023 at 9:08 am

    Can someone tell me what kind of nail gun she is using to attach the legs to the table, and what type of nails it should be using?

  49. IRAQYsniper95 on April 7, 2023 at 9:08 am

    Is one sheet of plywood thick enough for a table top?

  50. Carlos Rosales on April 7, 2023 at 9:08 am

    Oustanding work, you are one of the kind not every woman would go and start a project like that or at least feel confortable using tools , love the content keep the great smile.