Garage Workbench Framing

Garage Workbench Framing

Chad
These are my plans I made for a garage workbench I made for a customer. I used 2x4's for the ladder frame and the legs, 2x8 for the sides, 1x8 for the front fascia board, and 4'x8'x1/2" MDF for the top. The workbench is 16'3" long, so a 16' long 2x4 would be too short. I came up with the idea to put the 2x8's on each side to get me to 16'3". You will notice the workbench is 2' 1/4" wide; I was able to make it this big since the MDF actually measured 49"x97" so I made the table top as wide as I could. I used concrete anchors and heavy 3" screws to attach into both the block wall and the concrete floor. I popped the paneling off the side walls and put horizontal bracing in between the studs to attach the sides of the bench frame to. This is why I didn't need legs at the either end of the bench. I routered the legs, the leg mounting plates, 2x8 sides, and fascia board with a 45 degree router bit @ 1/4" depth. The final product (in real life) came out great, and is within 1/16" of the drawing. Everything is level and plumb in ALL directions. The big surprise of this job came when I found out that the floor was out-of-level a FULL 3" from right to left !!! I'm glad I didn't mass produce the legs all at once, and have to re-do them ! #framing #garage #routered_edges #workbench
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