Wood Working Project Plan for Workbench by Kreg Tool

Workbench built with pocket hole jig.


Because this is a piece for the shop, this is a great beginner wood working project. Even if the construction is not quite perfect, your workbench will still be very useful and durable. And you will have improved your skills, so that you are confident to use your new workbench for your next pocket hole jig project!

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The link to download these free wood project plans is at the bottom of the page. It will take you to the Kreg Tools site.


This woodworking beginner plan from Kreg requires the following woodworking hand tools:

  • Kreg jig;
  • woodworking clamps;
  • tape measure; and
  • pencil.

Always make sure you wear your safety glasses when using your saws or drills.

You will need the following woodworking power tools:

jig saw, circular saw and drill.

An electric sander would be easier than hand sanding, but it is not absolutely necessary.


The materials needed to build this pocket hole jig plan are:

  • (5) 8 foot long 2”x 4”s;
  • (3) 3/4” thick 2' by 4' MDF board;
  • (32) 2 1/2” coarse Kreg pocket hole screws;
  • (24) 1 1/4” coarse Kreg pocket hole screws.


The cost of the materials for construction of this wood working project is approximately $55 to $60.


This wood workbench plan was designed to use standard 2 foot by 4 foot pieces of 3/4” thick MDF board. If this is one of your first projects we recommend that you use those 2' x 4' precut pieces. BUT, if you are comfortable cutting a 4' x 8' sheet of MDF with your circular saw, that would give you an extra 2' x 4' piece, for the same price, to use on your next project.

Please note that these free wood project plans call for two different size Kreg pocket hole screws. The 1 ¼” coarse pocket hole screw is probably available at your local big box store. You may have to order the 2 1/2” screws online.

Also, because this woodworking beginner plan calls for two different size Kreg pocket hole screws, it is important to mark the edges where the pocket holes will be drilled, as well as the size of the pocket holes for that edge.

The long pocket hole screws (2 1/2”) will be used on the short side of the “B” and “C” pieces of your workbench. The short screws (1 1/4”) will be used on the top of the long side of the “B” and “C” pieces. The “A” pieces will not have any pocket holes drilled into them.

Kreg's directions for construction of this wood working project tell you to glue the top layer of the table top to the bottom layer. Instead of gluing, you may want to use regular sheet rock screws to screw the two layers together. Once your top layer is worn, which usually happens at the front edge, you can take out the screws, and, then:

  • turn the top layer around so that the front is now at the back;
  • flip the top layer over so that worn side is now the underside of the top layer; or
  • replace it all together.

To print out this free pocket hole jig plan from Kreg, go to www.kregjig.com or click on the Kreg Tool logo below.

May this workbench be the start of a lifetime
of memorable wood working projects!

The other chapters in the FREE KREG PLANS section will show you how to build a:

“Kreg Wood Working Project for Bookshelf”

“Kreg Bird Feeder Plan for Woodworking Beginner”

“Pocket Hole Jig Wall Cabinet Plan”

“Free Wood Projects Plan for Toybox”

“Kreg Student Desk Plan for Pocket Hole Jig”

“Kreg Plans for Outdoor Chair”

“Outdoor Workbench Pocket Hole Jig Plan”

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with more Kreg plans, click here.

If you would like to learn more about using the Kreg Jig to build your wood working projects, click here.

Learn how to build a bench with one of our
free woodworking beginner plans.

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