16 Free Workbench Plans

Illustration of work bench being built

The Spruce / James Bascara

Use these free workbench plans to build yourself a workbench in your garage or shed that you can use to complete all your projects and maybe even get yourself some extra storage, depending on which plan you choose.

The free workbench plans below vary in skill level, the cost of supplies, and the time it will take you to complete them. Visit each link for the detailed instructions on the requirements that each workbench will need.

You'll want to choose the workbench plan you're going to use carefully, taking note of the space you have in your area as well as what you need to use the workbench for.

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    Easy Build Workbench Plan

    A wooden workbench with a saw on top

    Kreg

    If you're looking for a simple and sturdy workbench that's still mobile, this is the plan for you. This plan has step-by-step written instructions, a tools list, a materials list, a cut list, color photos, and extra tips.

    Easy Build Workbench Plan from Kreg

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    Simple DIY Workbench Plan

    A simple workbench with a vise attached.

    Popular Mechanics

    Here's a nice Popular Mechanics workbench plan that will build you a sturdy, traditional workbench. A list of tools and materials needed and step-by-step instructions are included. You can also download the PDF file that includes the workbench plan as well as animated assembly instructions.

    Simple DIY Workbench Plan from Popular Mechanics

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    Large Workbench Plan

    A large workbench on wheels with lower shelf.

    Shanty 2 Chic

    Build your own DIY workbench with this free plan from Shanty 2 Chic. It has a large worktop and bottom shelf and is on wheels so you can take it wherever it needs to go. There are color photos, a supply list, and complete directions so you can build it yourself.

    Large Workbench Plan from Shanty2Chic

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    Easy Workbench Plan

    A wooden workbench with a vise.

    Fine Woodworking

    This simple workbench plan from Fine Woodworking requires only a circular saw and drill along with easy-to-find materials from your local lumberyard. This workbench plan includes a supplies list, blueprint, and even an instructional video. Sign up with your email to download the pdf plans.

    Easy Workbench Plan from Fine Woodworking

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    Sturdy Workbench

    An unfinished workbench in a garage.

    Ana White

    You'll find everything you need to build this sturdy workbench including a blueprint, cut list, materials list, and instructions from Ana White. Browse through the user-submitted photos of the finished workbench to see how it turned out for others and any additions and notes they had to the plan.

    Sturdy Workbench from Ana White

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    Garage Workbench

    A rolling workbench with cabinets and drawers.

    Bob's Woodworking Plans

    This sturdy workbench plan from Bob's Woodworking Plans includes 48 pages of detailed instructions, illustrations, photos, and more. Your finished workbench will be a mobile workbench with a large worktop, drawers, and cabinets.

    Garage Workbench from Bob's Woodworking Plans

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    DIY Kids Workbench

    A kids workbench with pegboard and shelf.

    Fix This Build That

    Here's a free plan for an adorable kids' workbench from Fix This Build That that is complete with a worktop, bottom shelf, and pegboard. Even though this is meant for kids, you could certainly raise the counter level and it would be great for adult use in a small space. The free plan includes a tool list, materials and supply list, diagrams, color photos, and step-by-step building instructions. Enter your email address and a donation, if you wish, to download the plans.

    DIY Kids Workbench from Fix This Build That

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    Fold-Down Workbench

    A fold down workbench

    DIY Network

    DIY Network has a free workbench plan that remains attached to the wall and features a fold-up table so you can tuck it away when not in use. It will take you two hours to build this workbench and the cost of materials is under $50. You'll find everything you need in this workbench plan including a list of materials and tools as well as step-by-step building instructions.

    Fold-Down Workbench from DIY Network

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    Double-Duty Workbench Plan

    A large workbench with different sized drawers.

    Wood Magazine

    This free workbench plan from Wood Magazine is for building a workbench that also serves as an outfeed table for a table saw. Download the PDF of the workbench plan and use the instructions to build this sturdy and functional workbench.

    Double-Duty Workbench Plan from Wood Magazine

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    Budget Workbench Plan

    A workbench with a thick top.

    Family Handyman

    Carry out this Family Handyman workbench plan and you'll get a simple but sturdy table that costs less than $100 to build in just a few hours. Use the user comments, videos, material list, and instructions to build this simple workbench.

    Budget Workbench Plan from Family Handyman

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    Small Space Workbench Plan

    A large workbench in a garage.

    Family Handyman

    Another Family Handyman workbench plan is perfect if you are small on space. It includes a fold-out work table, a roll-out table saw stand, a metier box table, drawers, shelves, cabinets, and pegboard. Use the step-by-step instructions, tools, and materials list, as well as the user comments to finish this modular small space workbench.

    Small Space Workbench Plan from Family Handyman

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    Folding Workbench

    A man closing up a workbench.

    Family Handyman

    This workbench plan will show you how to build a folding workbench that's on wheels so it can be moved quickly and easily. Family Handyman lists this as a moderate-level workbench plan that will take you one day and $100-$500 to complete.

    Folding Workbench from Family Handyman

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    Garage Workbench Plan

    A workbench with large drawers and a shelf.

    Family Handyman

    The Family Handyman has another free workbench plan for you, and this one is perfect for the garage. The finished workbench includes drawers and a shelf as well as a top that folds out for extra workspace. You'll be able to complete your workbench in one day with help from the workbench sketch, instructions, and tools and materials list. Full plans and cut list cost $7.

    Garage Workbench Plan from Family Handyman

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    Ultimate Garage Workbench Plan

    A workbench with tools built from a free plan

    Curbly

    It will take you just one weekend to build this ultimate workbench using the plan from Curbly. It has a large top, uses common lumber dimensions, and is built to last a lifetime.  This free downloadable workbench plan includes a materials list, cut list, diagrams, color photos, and lots of tips along the way. Full plans and cut list cost $8.

    Ultimate Garage Workbench Plan from Curbly

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    Simple $50 Workbench Plan

    A workbench with a lower shelf and pegboard.

    Family Handyman

    If you're short on time and money then this simple Family Handyman workbench plan may be just what you're looking for. This workbench takes no time to build but has plenty of room for all your tools and ample space for your woodworking projects. Use the tools and materials list to gather everything you need and then step through the instructions and blueprint to build this simple workbench in an afternoon. Full plans and cut list cost $7.

    Simple $50 Workbench Plan from Family Handyman

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    Simple Workbench Plan

    A workbench with a lower shelf and drawers.

    Family Handyman

    Here's a workbench plan from The Family Handyman that will build you a simple but sturdy workbench in just one day. The workbench includes a bottom shelf and drawers for storage. Included in the free workbench plan is a blueprint, step-by-step building instructions, a list of tools and materials needed, as well as user comments. Full plans and cut list cost $7.

    Simple Workbench Plan from Family Handyman