Wood Working Project Plan for Workbench by Kreg Tool
DIFFICULTY RATING: Beginner
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!
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.
Materials Needed to Build This Workbench.
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.
Estimated Cost to Build This Workbench.
The cost of the materials for construction of this wood working project is approximately $60 to $70.
Our Hints, Tips & Recommendations for Building this Workbench
HINTS, TIPS & RECOMMENDATIONS:
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 click on the Kreg Tool logo below.
You Can Find The Plans for this Wood Working Project - Workbench at the Kreg Tool Company Website.
To go to the website for these wood working projects, click here, on the Kreg Tools logo. Click on the "Get Inspired" tab at the top of the page, and then go to "Plans."
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