Bill of materials
|8' 2x4||3||Four legs, and bottom crosspieces of legs.
|8' 2x6||2||Apron across fronts and sides.
|3' x 7' door||1||Workbench top
|5/8" dowel||4' length||Join frames together
|2" screws||24||Attach apron to legs
|3" screws||4||Attach workbench top to workbench frame
|Glue||50 ml||Glue dowels into leg frames
Cut 20" off each of the two 8' 2x6's. Also cut four pieces of 2x4 30" long.
Cut two pieces of 2x4 to 20" length and rip to 2.5" width, and assemble as shown.
To drill the dowel holes, clamp the cross pieces and legs together, as
shown on this page
leg bracket top, side and front view:
Attaching rails to the leg brackets
Cut the remaining pieces of 2x6 to 75" length. Cut a 3.5" wide by 1/2" deep dado 3.5" from
the each end. Also cut the ends at a 22.5 degree angle (22.5 degrees because Miter saws have a detent at 22.5 degrees)
Clamp the side rails to the leg assemblies, and drill holes through both, then screw together,
as shown on this page
leg bracket attachment top view:
Attach an old solid core wooden door to the workbench. Do this by drilling some holes through the
door and screwing it to the workbench frame from the top. with 3" screws. Four screws should be sufficient.
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