Ikea Workbench Hack

ikea workbench hack
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One year into DIY and I decided it was time to make myself a workbench. I searched high and low for plans, researched height, depth and width of standard workbenches and tried to decide on what material I wanted. After my search I had seen that many workbenches had laminate tops and what better place to buy that than Ikea! So I decided to plan my workbench build off of the 25 5/8″ x 73″ countertop from Ikea. I’m so excited to share with you how this turned out and if you end up using these plans please send a comment or take me on Instagram!!


(6) 2x4x8′ boards

24″ x 6′ glued edge pine board

Ikea Saljan countertop 74″ x 25 5/8″

1.25″ wood screws

2.5″ wood screws

2.5″ pocket hole screws

Wood glue

Miter saw

Pocket hole jig

Drill and bits

1″ L Bracket

Cut list:

4- 2×4 @ 30″

4- 2×4@ 21 5/8″

4- 2×4 @ 57″

Glued edge pine board @ 21 5/8″x 60


ikea workbench hack

Step 1:

Make all of the cuts per the cut list above

ikea workbench hack

Step 2:

Drill Pocket holes into the ends of each of the 57″ pieces

ikea workbench hack

Step 3:

Screw together 2 of the 21 5/8″ and 2 of the 57″ pieces to create a frame. Repeat this process one more time until you have 2 of these frames.

ikea workbench hack

Step 4:

Predrill the holes and attach the four 30″ 2×4 legs with 2.5″ screws to the frames. One frame will be at the top of the legs. One frame will be 4″ from the bottom of the frame.

ikea workbench hack

Step 5:

Attach the bottom shelf with 1.25″ wood screws.

ikea workbench hack

Step 6:

Attach the countertop with 1″ L brackets.

ikea workbench hack

Step 7:

Optionally attach casters to the bottom of the legs.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed these plans!

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