It is not hard to learn how to build a garage workbench. All you need are a few tools, some scrap wood, and some nails or screws. In one afternoon, you can build a decent garage workbench that will last for years.
- Tape measure
- Wood glue
- C-clamps (optional)
- Wood sealant/paint
- Write down on paper exactly what you want the workbench to look like when you are finished. Be as specific as possible. Paying attention to details now will mean fewer trips to the hardware store later. Determine if it is going to be freestanding or attached to the wall. For this discussion, the workbench will be attached to a wall.
- Measure the area you have to work with. Cut wood to lengths specified in step. Cut supports here and set aside.
- Cut your wood to the desired size for the work area you want.
- To attach the workbench to the wall, screw a 2 x 4 cut to the correct length to the wall at the correct height.
- Use sawhorses or something similar to hold the top of the workbench in place as you attach the supports. You can use C-clamps to hold the supports in place while you make sure your workbench is level.
- Finish your project with some kind of sealant. Paint, varnish or even oil can be used to seal the wood against wear, tear, and bugs.
Tips: Adding wood glue at joints will make the project more stable. Using electric tools will cut down on time and effort required to complete project.