How to build a simple work

Many people think that making home furniture is such an impossible mission in their house because it seems complicated, messy, and time-wasting. But they are wrong. You definitely cạn build a simple work table for your workshop with just a few tools and a weekend. With a few pieces of wood for these components, you can make a simple table that fits your needs. 

Why do you need a simple work table?

A work table is a sturdy flat, smooth, molded surface that comes in a variety of sizes designed for specific tasks. They can be very complex for engineering design work, complicated machining, and intricate precision tooling or be a highly finished wood table for woodworking, metalwork, and project design.

Work tables are very versatile tools that have multiple applications and are used differently depending on their purpose. They are a critical part of assembly and production operations, where they provide a convenient solid workspace.

Heavyweight capacity - As well as having a high weight capacity, industrial workbenches, and work tables are extremely durable and of high quality. This means you’ll get the most out of your initial investment as they can withstand frequent rigors use.

Ergonomic Design - It can help improve productivity and workshop efficiency by installing a good quality industrial workbench or work table.

Can Utilize Vertical Space -  Installing a work table in your workshop can also help you utilize the vertical space around it. Shelves or other workshop storage solutions can be installed around it, meaning optimum organization and efficiency.

Improve Profitability - Installing workbenches and work tables in your workshop can improve productivity and efficiency, this can lead to increased profits as more jobs are getting done but still to the same high standard as before.

Manage Your Workspace - This gives your employees a little bit more flexibility and freedom when it comes to working and storing tools and materials.

Safer Working Environment - As an employer, you have a legal responsibility to ensure that your working environment is safe for employees. Workbenches and worktables for workshops allow you to boost safety. Not only do workbenches come with clever storage solutions, but they can also be modified to what works for each individual warehouse. This helps ensure that all of the tools and equipment used aren’t just lying around and can be stored safely and securely.

This work table is simple enough and cheap enough that you can make it in the morning, and yet it's big enough for serious woodworking and hobby projects. Add pegboard, a bench vise, and a few other accessories and you'll have a serious work center.

How to build a simple work table?

Tools & Supplies:

  • Miter Saw

  • Circular Saw

  • Drill

  • Tape Measure

  • Clamps

  • Level

  • Speed Square

  • Pencil

  • Safety Glasses

  • Ear Protection

  • 2 ½” Screws

  • 1 ¼” Screws


  • 7 | 2 x 4 @ 8′

  • 1 | 3/4″ Full Sheet of Particleboard (or plywood of your choice)


  • 4 | 2 x 4 @ 36″ (legs)

  • 4 | 2 x 4 @ 21″ (frame sides)

  • 4 | 2 x 4 @ 68″ (frame front & back)

  • 1 | Particleboard @ 25″ x 72″ (tabletop)

  • 1 | Particleboard @ 21″ x 71″ (bottom shelf)


Step 1: 

Build the top and bottom frames as shown in the diagram below.

How to Build a Workbench step 1

Attach the 21″ sides of the frame to the 68″ front & back of the frame with 2 1/2″ self-tapping wood screws. I used four screws through each side (two on both ends of each of the 21″ pieces – one on the top, one on the bottom).

How to Build a Workbench step 2

Build two frames (top & bottom).

Step 2. 

Attach the top frame to the legs.

It’s easiest to build this part upside down. Simply lay the frame on the ground and match the legs up on the outside ends of the frame. Attach with 2 1/2″ self-tapping screws.

I drove four screws through each leg (two into the front & back frames, two into the side frames).

Step 3. 

Mark 6″ up from the bottom of the legs and attach the bottom frame with 2 1/2″ self-tapping screws.

I set the bench on its side, marked 6″ up on each leg, moved the bottom frame into position, clamped it, and then attached it. Again, I used four screws through each leg ( two into the front & back frames, two into the side frames).

Step 4. 

Place the bottom shelf on the bottom frame and attach it to the frame with 1 1/4″ self-tapping screws.

I just drilled directly down through the particleboard into the frame and countersunk the screws so they’re out of the way.

Step 5.

Center the tabletop on the top frame – there should be a 1/2″ overhang on all sides of the legs.

Attach with 1 1/4″ self-tapping screws. Again, I drilled directly through the particleboard into the frame and countersunk the screws.

I placed a screw in each corner and two in the middle (make sure you hit the frame in the middle since it’s back further than the legs).

And there you have it – an easy, sturdy DIY workbench.

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These metal table legs and bases are always packed nicely, ready to be delivered to spruce up your living space, and come equipped with adjustable levelers hidden well in the feet. All you need to do is to bolt the base on your table or benchtop and go.

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