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6×4 Workbench Plan

Author profile picture Written by Joseph Truini On May 22, 2024 • 2 min read

In this guide, we will teach you how to build a basic workbench that is both sturdy and functional. Perfect for any workshop or garage, this 6×4 foot workbench plan provides a simple yet durable design that you can construct using readily available materials and basic tools. Follow our detailed shopping list, cut list, and step-by-step instructions to create a reliable workspace suitable for various projects, from small repairs to larger undertakings. Let’s get started on building your very own workbench!

4´ x 6´ workbench shopping list
Unit Qty Size Note
Lumber (2×4) pcs 8 Legs, Joists
OSB (1/2˝) pcs 1 4´ x 8´ Sheathing
Wood screws (2˝) pcs 170
Wood screws (3˝) pcs 50
4´ x 6´ workbench cut list
Main Frame Unit Qty Size Note
Lumber (2×4) pcs 4 Legs
Lumber (2×4) pcs 4 Joists
Lumber (2×4) pcs 4 5´-5˝ Joists
OSB (1/2˝) pcs 1 4´ x 6´-6˝ Sheathing
Fasteners & Hardware Unit Qty
Wood screws (2˝) pcs 170
Wood screws (3˝) pcs 50

Step 1: Assemble The Main Frame

1.1. Prepare the legs using 2×4 lumber. You will need four boards cut to 3′ that will be the legs.

Provide cuttings on the legs according to the drawing.

Assembling the main frame of the work bench
Assembling the main frame of the work bench

Step 2: Assemble the Main Frame

2.1. Assemble the main frame using 2×4 lumber. You will need four boards cut to 4′ that will be the joists.

2.2. Secure the beams with 3″ screws.

2.3. Using a speed square or carpenter’s square, check the corners to make sure they are 90°.

Assembling the main frame of the workbench
Assembling the main frame of the workbench

Step 3: Assemble the Main Frame

3.1. Assemble the main frame using 2×4 lumber. You will need four boards cut to 5′-5″ that will be the joists.

3.2. Secure the beams with 3″ screws.

3.3. Using a speed square or carpenter’s square, check the corners to make sure they are 90°.

Assembling the main frame of the workbench
Assembling the main frame of the workbench

Step 4: Install the Plywood

4.1. Cover the shelves with 1/2″ OSB. You will need one sheet cut to 4′ x 6′-6″.

4.2. Fasten the plywood with 2″ screws.

Installing the plywood
Installing the plywood

Step 5: Final Touches

Now that your workbench is all done, you are ready to decorate it any way you want using your favorite paint, stain, or preservative.

Decorating the workbench using paint, stain or preservative
Decorating the workbench using paint, stain or preservative