Making a homemade workbench

The workbench is an excellent "platform" for working with wood, metal, stone and other materials. Often a workbench is used to place tools and materials, which is especially convenient when carrying out construction and installation work. You can talk about the advantages of the workbench for a long time, but not everyone has the opportunity to purchase it.

Carpentry plan

Scheme carpentry machine.

The design of the workbench is quite simple, so make it your own hands is quite possible. In order for the home-made workbench to meet all the requirements, namely, it was durable, stable, multifunctional, etc. Before proceeding to its manufacture, you must carefully study the instructions.

Detailed instructions for making a workbench with your own hands, or where to start

The scheme of the joinery workbench with mounting sockets

The scheme of the joinery workbench with sockets for mounting.

If you have decided to make a workbench with your own hands, start with the choice of material, because it will depend on the quality of work. In the event that you have conceived to make the entire structure yourself, you will need lumber. Many craftsmen for such purposes take as a basis the finished table, which saves not only time, but often a considerable amount of money.

If you are more interested in the second option, it is worth noting right away that you still have to make efforts here, since the self-made workbench, in case of its flaws, may not meet your expectations and last for a very short time. To make a workbench with minimal cost possible from a regular desk. In this case, it is desirable that it be made from an array of boards, because if you take a chipboard table as a basis, a home-made workbench can turn out to be flimsy and short-lived. The best option is a desk with crossbeams (or thumbs), which, by the way, are perfect for storing tools and various materials.

In the event that you did not find a suitable option for the manufacture of the working surface, instead of a table top you can use another suitable object, for example, you can replace it with small planed bars. The main thing is to have enough of them. Bars should be knocked down or glued together, so that the result is a durable shield. But before you collect the shield, each bar must be sanded so as to give it a complete look.

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Work with the surface

Drawing homemade workbench

Drawing homemade workbench.

At the next stage, the work surface undergoes thorough preparation, it is re-oiled and thoroughly sanded. The lower part is fixed with cross-beams, you can also apply the already familiar to you wooden bars, which are screwed to each of the elements of the resulting shield.

Screws should be used for this purpose. It is not at all necessary to glue the veneer; it is enough to lay it on the table surface and fix it with the help of corners. As you understand, on this, the manufacture of the joinery workbench is not finished. The construction made is only a blank. Next, you have to make extras that will make a homemade joiner's workbench durable, stable and multifunctional.

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How to make a desktop with their own hands, not having the basics?

Workbench Tools

Tools for making workbench.

Taking into account the average human height (170-180 cm), the height of the future joinery bench should be about 90 cm.

One of the advantages of the do-it-yourself workbench is a great opportunity to completely “fit” it to yourself, so that later it would be most convenient for you to use it during work. The legs can be made of wooden bars connected with bunk crossbars. In this way, you will get the foundation of the future joinery workbench.

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Worktop and other elements of do-it-yourself

You already know how to make the tabletop, the main thing, while making sure that the finished shield is durable. In general, working with a tabletop does not take much time and effort, especially if you have all the necessary materials and tools at hand. If you started making a workbench from the very beginning (without using a ready-made desk as a base), add a few drawers to the design already made.

For this purpose, you can use runners similar to those of ordinary computer tables. It is convenient to store items such as screws, nails, drills and other small items in the drawer.

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A bit about the folding workbench

There are such workbenches that you can fold if necessary. For those who do not want to occupy the extra space of their premises, this option is the best, because when folded, the workbench takes up very little space.

It should be noted right away that it is rather difficult to make such a carpentry workbench, since its design has a large number of small elements. In addition, the assembly process itself is different.

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Layout of the future construction of the carpentry table

Mounting clamp and clamps for workbench

The scheme of fastening clamps and stops for the workbench.

As you understand, drawing up a drawing is one of the most important steps in creating a joinery bench. With the help of proper planning, you can calculate the required amount of material and prevent unnecessary cash costs. In addition, a pre-drafted plan of the workbench will prevent errors during the work, which, if corrected, can take not only a lot of time, but also nerves. In particular, those who first decided to make a carpentry workbench with their own hands cannot do without drawing.

Looking at the layout of the workbench in the process of its manufacture, you can set the vice in the most optimal place. It should be noted that there are subtleties here - for people who perform work with their right hand, it will be more convenient if the clutches are placed from the side opposite to the workplace. The distance at which they will be located is determined on the assumption that in the course of work they do not disturb you. In addition to installing the vice, do not forget about the placement of special cuts (wedges), thus, the self-made joiner's workbench will be distinguished by its absolute safety, and the result of working with blanks will be of the highest quality.

When drawing up the layout of the future joinery workbench, it is necessary to take into account the tools that you will work with. For example, to work with a tool such as a jigsaw, it is desirable to think about a cutting table, you can make it small so that it does not take up much space. As you understand, this should be done in the process of manufacturing the workbench itself. The sawing table should be moved approximately 20 cm beyond the edge of the work surface.

Thus, the process of cutting plywood will be as convenient as possible. For the manufacture of such a table, you will need a small size board, in which several cuts should be made beforehand, as well as a small hole about 1 cm. An aperture is necessary in order to attach the plank to a homemade desktop. The plate is fastened with screws, but if you want it to be removable, connect it with a clamp. As for the boards for boards on the table top of the joinery workbench, they are made according to the principle you already know.

Working with the design of the working table top is the most crucial stage. The fact is that the functionality of the self-made workbench will depend on this, because at this stage it is necessary to think over where the devices necessary for the work will be placed.

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Additional Information

In order that the process of making a workbench does not take a large amount of time from you, it is very important to think through all the steps in advance. In this case, much will depend on how you prepare for the process of the upcoming work.

Materials and tools for the improvised carpentry workbench should be prepared in advance so as not to be distracted by their searches when working.

Workbench assembly scheme

Assembly scheme workbench.

List of necessary materials and tools for making a workbench with your own hands:

  • desk (preferably made of solid wood);
  • wooden bars (small size);
  • glue;
  • screws;
  • veneer;
  • corners;
  • plank (small size) for the manufacture of vypilovochnogo table;
  • vice;
  • jigsaw;
  • screwdriver;
  • sandpaper.

As you have seen, making a homemade carpentry workbench is quite simple, the main thing is to draw the correct layout. It is necessary to act in accordance with the instructions, since, like any work, the production of a workbench has its own nuances, without which the result will be incomplete. Observing all the above recommendations, you can make a reliable, durable, stable and multifunctional joinery bench.

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