DIY: 6 Easy Workbench Solutions for Less Than $100


SPRING IS IN THE AIR, and that means it’s time to get hands-on with nature. Whether its tinkering on your fixie , building a bomb ass dog house for your pooch, or repotting your languishing herb garden, there is one thing that every girl’s got to have: a workbench. I’ve collected some of the most versatile, sturdy DIY workbenches from around the internet, and I am certain you’ll find the perfect match to get shit done.

This is it, bois and grrls. It’s time to roll up your sleeves, bust out that level, and use craft beer to make your friends help out. It’s time to get started choosing the perfect workbench to get your spring and summer projects off the ground! Building a budget to accommodate creating a workspace for your future endeavors can be a bit of a buzzkill, but these projects are inexpensive yet very solid.

HANDY DANDY TIP: To help differ the costs more, you can always check the Free section on your local Craigslist. I am always finding free lumber, wood scraps, sawhorses, and various other woodworking materials. Make sure you tote a pair of gloves with you, though. There’s not enough free wood in the world that will make it worth a jagged splinter. YUCK!



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1. Super Simple Workbench – The Family Handyman has great DIY projects for all skill levels, but this classic workbench stands out amongst the other projects on their site, and for creating something bad-ass for under $100, you can’t pass that chance up!

2. Tool Cabinet Upgrade – Beyonce isn’t the only one who can upgrade ya! Turn you rolling tool chest into a portable workbench with a few easy tweaks.

3. No one builds like The Popular Mechanics. This project is a bit more advanced, but with a little elbow grease and a helpful hand, this classy workbench could be just what you’ve been looking for.

4. Foldable Workbench – Not only is this workbench quick to assemble, but it s super compact! If you’re short on space or live with lots of roommates, this project will fit perfectly into your home.

5. Fool-Proof Workbench – Have you never actually ever built anything in your entire life? Fear not! WikiHow has an animated, step-by-step tutorial on how to build your first workbench. Definitely work a look even if you’re an amateur pro.

6. Sawhorse Work Table – Okay, so this one doesn’t look like a workbench right off the bat, but not every woman  is outside or in the garage when she rolls up her sleeves. We all love Ana White and this simple DIY is the perfect companion for all your indoor crafting needs.


Now that you have all the data, inspiration, and motivation. Time to get off your rump and stop procrastinating, folks. Happy woodworking!


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