Small homes often don’t have room for a shop, and perhaps only have a small, one car garage or car port. If you are a person that likes to work with wood, or tinker with building things, this can make it really tough to find a place in which to… well, tinker! But a well planned workbench can solve your problem. Not only can a workbench squeeze shop space into a small garage or even into a utility shed, it can also provide a spot to store those things you tinker with! Try these DIY workbenches to make sure you always have a place to get all those other DIY projects done!

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Our feature photo above, is from an ‘Ana White’ reader Theresa Lynn. She built this easy DIY garage workbench from the free plans on Ana’s site with just 2×4’s, plywood and screws!

April from ‘House By Hoff’ has been featured on our blogs many times, she’s amazing! This time, ‘Home Depot’ featured her showing us how to build a workbench from butcher block and pipe. Another pretty easy project people, no excuses!

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‘Ginger and The Huth’ decided as DIY’ers, they needed a more serious workbench for their projects. They found plans from ‘Family Handyman’ (and tell you where to get them!) and went for it! Great DIY work bench project, and we love the light fixture and the storage.

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This drop down workbench is perfect for a really tight space. Complete tutorial with drawings and cut list. So what if you have to pull the car out of the garage to use it! At least you can fold it up when you’re done… This would work in laundry room space too as a craft table. From ‘Build Something‘.

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Here is a tutorial for another drop down workbench from ‘Wilkerdos’. Lot’s of photos!

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Jen from ‘House of Wood’ has another great project for us, and this one is easy!!! Her DIY workbench is made from a kit, it’s almost like playing Lincoln Logs. Loving’ this, this is our kind of project.

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‘Flower Patch Farmhouse’ made this easy DIY workbench from a kitchen island plan from… yes, once again, the amazing ‘Ana White’! Did we mention her plans are free?

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Learn how to make an all purpose workbench from this tutorial and video by ‘The Art of Manliness’. Mind you, all you girls better give this a try too!

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Last, this DIY workbench from ‘Build Something’ is an easy project, but made even more useful by this clamp kit they used from Kreg. Makes the chore of clamping projects much more versatile!

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Image Credits: Ana White, Home Depot, Ginger and The Huth, Wilkerdos, House of Wood, Art of Manliness, Build Something




  1. Stapper July 4, 2016 at 4:48 am

    I like Jen’s workbench. A project even the kids will enjoy

  2. Dawn Hunt December 15, 2016 at 10:19 am



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