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
Pocket hole jig
Drill and bits
1″ L Bracket
4- 2×4 @ 30″
4- 2×4@ 21 5/8″
4- 2×4 @ 57″
Glued edge pine board @ 21 5/8″x 60
Make all of the cuts per the cut list above
Drill Pocket holes into the ends of each of the 57″ pieces
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.
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.
Attach the bottom shelf with 1.25″ wood screws.
Attach the countertop with 1″ L brackets.
Optionally attach casters to the bottom of the legs.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed these plans!