17 Free Workbench Plans

DIY Workbench Plans for Free

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.

After you've used a workbench plan to build your new workbench, you can use it to build a dog house, bookcase, or picnic table and then move onto a bigger building project like a router table, deck, pergola, gazebo, chicken coop, bench, or other free woodworking plans​.

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Ultimate Garage Workbench Plan from Curbly

A workbench with tools built from a free plan
Curbly

It will take you just one weekend to build this ultimate workbench plan. 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. More

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Simple Workbench Plan from The Family Handyman

A workbench with a lower shelf and drawers.
The Family Handyman

Here's a free workbench plan 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. More

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Easy Build Workbench Plan from Build Something

A wooden workbench with a saw on top
Build Something

If you're looking for a simple and sturdy workbench that's still mobile, this is the plan for you.

The plan has step-by-step written instructions, a tools list, a materials list, a cut list, color photos, and extra tips. More

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Garage Workbench Plan from The Family Handyman

A workbench with large drawers and a shelf.
The Family Handyman

The Family Handyman has another free workbench plan for you, this one being perfect for the garage. The finished workbench includes drawers and a shelf as well as a top that folds out for extra work space.

You'll be able to complete your workbench in one day with help from the workbench sketch, instructions, and tools and materials list. More

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Simple $50 Workbench Plan from The Family Handyman

A workbench with a lower shelf and pegboard.
The Family Handyman

If you're short on time and money then this simple 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. More

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Simple DIY Workbench Plan from Popular Mechanics

A simple workbench with a vise attached.
Popular Mechanics

Here's a nice workbench plan from Popular Mechanics 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. More

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Free Workbench Plan from Shanty 2 Chic

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. More

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Easy Workbench Plan from Fine Woodworking

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. More

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DIY Kids Workbench from Fix This Build That

A kids workbench with pegboard and shelf.
Fix This Build That

Here's a free plan for an adorable kids workbench 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. More

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Sturdy Workbench from Ana White

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.

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 for the plan. More

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Budget Workbench Plan from The Family Handyman

A workbench with a thick top.
The Family Handyman

Carry out this 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. More

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Small Space Workbench Plan from The Family Handyman

A large workbench in a garage.
The Family Handyman

This 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. More

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Garage Workbench from Bob's Woodworking Plans

A rolling workbench with cabinets and drawers.
Bob's Woodworking Plans

This sturdy workbench plan includes 48 pages of detailed instructions, illustrations, photos, and more.

Your finished workbench will be a mobile workbench with a large work top, drawers, and cabinets. More

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Double-Duty Workbench Plan from Wood Magazine

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 out feed table for a tablesaw.

Download the PDF of the workbench plan and use the instructions to build this sturdy and functional workbench. More

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Folding Workbench from The Family Handyman

A man closing up a workbench.
The 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.

This is a moderate level workbench plan that will take you one day and $100-$500 to complete. More

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Fold-Down Workbench from 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 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. More

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$20 Sturdy Workbench Plan from HammerZone

If you're looking for a quick workbench plan that won't cost you much money then this is a great project for you. This sturdy workbench will only cost you $20 to build!

Detailed instructions, a material list, and lots of pictures will make this workbench plan easy to carry out. More