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Use these free workbench plans to build yourself a workbench in your garage or shed that you can use to complete all your projects and maybe even get yourself some extra storage, depending on which plan you choose.

The free workbench plans below vary in skill level, cost of supplies, and the time it will take you to complete them. Visit each link for the detailed instructions on the requirements that each workbench will need.

You'll want to choose the workbench plan you're going to use carefully, taking note of the space you have in your area as well as what you need to use the workbench for.

After you've used a workbench plan to build your new workbench, you can use it to build a dog house, bookcase, or picnic table and then move onto a bigger building project like a router table, deck, pergola, gazebo, chicken coop, or other free woodworking plan.

1. Simple Workbench Plan from The Family Handyman

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Here's a free workbench plan that will build you a simple but sturdy workbench in just one day. The workbench includes a bottom shelf and drawers for storage.

Included in the free workbench plan is a blueprint, step-by-step building instructions, a list of tools and materials needed, as well as user comments.

2. Fold-Down Workbench from DIY Network

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DIY Network has a free workbench plan that remains attached to the wall and features a fold-up table so you can tuck it away when not in use. It will take you two hours to build this workbench and cost of materials is under $50.

You'll find everything you need in this workbench plan including a list of materials and tools as well as step-by-step building instructions.

3. Garage Workbench Plan from The Family Handyman

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The Family Handyman has another free workbench plan for you, this one being perfect for the garage. The finished workbench includes drawers and a shelf as well as a top that folds out for extra work space.

You'll be able to complete your workbench in one day with help from the workbench sketch, instructions, and tools and materials list.

4. Simple DIY Workbench Plan from Popular Mechanics

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Here's a nice workbench plan from Popular Mechanics that will build you a sturdy, traditional workbench.

A list of tools and materials needed and step-by-step instructions are included. You can also download the PDF file that includes the workbench plan as well as animated assembly instructions.

5. Simple $50 Workbench Plan from The Family Handyman

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If you're short on time and money then this simple workbench plan may be just what you're looking for. This workbench takes no time to build but has plenty of room for all your tools and ample space for your woodworking projects.

Use the tools and materials list to gather everything you need and then step through the instructions and blueprint to build this simple workbench in an afternoon.

6. Easy Workbench Plan from Fine Woodworking

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This simple workbench plan from Fine Woodworking requires only a circular saw and drill along with easy-to-find materials from your local lumberyard.

This workbench plan includes a supplies list, blueprint, and even an instructional video.

7. Small Space Workbench Plan from The Family Handyman

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This workbench plan is perfect if you are small on space. It includes a fold-out work table, a roll-out table saw stand, a metier box table, drawers, shelves, cabinets, and pegboard.

Use the step-by-step instructions, tools and materials list, as well as the user comments to finish this modular small space workbench.

8. Sturdy Workbench from Ana White

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You'll find everything you need to build this sturdy workbench including a blueprint, cut list, materials list, and instructions.

Browse through the user-submitted photos of the finished workbench to see how it turned out for others and any additions and notes they had for the plan.

9. Folding Workbench from The Family Handyman

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This workbench plan will show you how to build a folding workbench that's on wheels so it can be moved quickly and easily.

This is a moderate level workbench plan that will take you one day and $100-$500 to complete.

10. Traditional Workbench Plan from Handy

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Here's a plan for a traditional workbench that's easy to build and won't break the bank.

The detailed PDF workbench plan includes blueprints, instructions, photos, and a materials list.

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