Table or work bench.

I make a simple yet useful worktable

The small workbench I have always came in handy, but I find that I need a more stable workbench with a larger work surface. As the sliding side guide From my home multifunction table it is very easy to remove, I was using that table for some jobs, but now I finally made a new work table, and to make it I decided on a very simple system to manufacture its structure. So let's see how to make a home workbench step by step.

In this first video we see how to make this work table. At the end of this post we see a video in which I show how to cut the pieces.

How to assemble the workbench parts

Plans and size of a work table.

The first steps were to make the plans, for which I had to decide what size I wanted for the table, and cut the wooden slats. You have in the image the measurements of the work table, although below you can see that in the end I decided to lower the height of this workshop work table.

After tracing different measurements on a board with the help of the tape measure, taking into account the measurements of the old boards I had in the workshop and the measurements of the slats (I wanted the remains of each slat to still serve me for a couple small projects), I decided on a work surface of 70cm by 110cm.

And since I wanted the table to be a little high so that I could work more comfortably, I ended up cutting the legs 90cm high (the truth is that now I have wanted to lower the table a little since I am somewhat high).

The cut pieces are assembled to form the table structure joining them only with glue and screws, no complicated joints. The tricky thing is to get everything to be square, for which I think it's a very good option to make a simple mounting template that will help us hold the pieces of the short sides in their precise position while we glue and screw them. You can see in the photos that the template is not a big deal, just a few small wooden blocks nailed around the legs, as you can also see in the second video.

How to set up the work month.

Once the short sides are ready, with the glue already dry, with the help of a couple of carpenter's sergeants and a square, it is easy to assemble the rest of the structure of this work table. It is convenient to take this task slowly, checking with the squad as many times as necessary to leave the structure as perfect as possible. And in case you have doubts, the carpenter's glue is essential for the table to be rigid and stable. The screws by themselves they do not arrive.

For the lower part and for the upper part I decided to use a pair of old boards that I had from the workshop. One 14mm plywood for the bottom shelf and one 18mm chipboard for the table work surface. The lower board is framed directly by placing the table face down on the board and marking its dimensions and the position of the legs. I cut it with the disk saw or circular saw guided with a ribbon, and trim the corners with the jigsaw.

Cut the chipboard.

I cut the top board so that it protrudes a little from all sides of the table, I screw it directly from the top and with a flush cutter I have to mill everything around the table to leave the board perfectly flush with the sides. Now I just have to sand and clean the table. And start using it.

How to cut the necessary pieces of wood

Below we can see how to cut the pieces to make this wooden table. As we can see there are only a few cuts that we can make with the circular saw and the guide to cut at 90 degrees.

Lower the height of the worktable

And after four years I finally decided to lower the height of this work table. And the fact is that this work bench was a little too high for me and it was not comfortable when working on my carpentry projects. The result is that he always worked on me homemade combination saw.

In the following video we can see how to cut the legs with the help of my guide to cut at 90 degrees with the circular saw.

Some of you ask me why the work of cutting the wooden legs in the center, and not disassembling the bottom shelf and cutting the legs at the bottom, but as you can see in this entry, all the stringers of this work table they are glued. But hey, with a couple of tricks I could safely do a good job avoiding the kickback of the circular saw, I managed to cut exactly the same amount on all the legs, I reattached both parts of the table with wooden dowels and glue, and I have a super stable table that also now has an adequate height.

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8 comments on "Make a homemade work table"

  1. Hello,
    What type of wood have you used? I am looking for ribbons of that size but I can't find them, where can I get them? I am from A Coruña.
    Thank you very much for everything.

    1. Enredando No Garaxe

      Hi miguel. I don't remember where I bought the ribbons, but I think a DIY center. Nor do they need to be exactly the measures I put. The legs are from treated pine posts, since they were cheaper. But when cutting them it is better to use the masks, so as not to breathe chemicals. a greeting

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