15 Best Workbenches - Free Plans

One of the biggest challenges of building is having a good workspace.  Building without a workspace is like cooking without a kitchen.  Now your workspace doesn't have to be super fancy or expensive - it's more about good organization and thoughtful tool placement.  The last thing you want to do is haul your saw out of storage every time you build.  That would be like pulling your oven out of storage every time you wanted to bake.

Whether you're new to woodworking or an accomplished builder, the workbench is where it all starts! 

Here are our Top 15 Workbench Plans in one place!

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15 Free Workbench Plans



1. Easy Workbench

easy workbench simple workbench

This counter height workbench is the perfect workbench to get started woodworking or as an added work area to add to an existing workshop! With simple construction methods and minimal tools this can be ready to put to use and built in no time. This simple design includes a nice work area with extra open storage to store tools, lumber, clamps etc. So if you just want a quick, easy and functional workbench to get started, this is the plan for you!



2. Pony Wall Workbench

pony wall workbench workbench with drawers

If you can build a pony wall your can build a workbench with drawers. All the functionality of cabinetry - but at a fraction of the cost and time! This plan is super easy to modify for your space and we love that it has a spot for the chop saw!



3. Folding Workbench

folding workbench small space workbench

Want to start building projects but space is limited?  This folding workstation only takes up 4 square feet, and has lots of storage.  It folds out to create a good sized work space. This fold up workbench is perfect for smaller work areas!



4.Ultimate Roll Away Workbench

ultimate roll away workbench with miter saw stand

If you have more space, this may be the perfect set up for you! This workbench features a miter saw stand, with roll away carts to hold all your tools and create work spaces.  It's easy to customize, and the best part, it all rolls away when done! 



5. Miter Saw Cart

miter saw cart miter saw stand

Build this miter saw cart out of a single sheet of plywood! With the added casters and folding sides, pull it out when you need to use it and roll it out of the way when not in use. 



6. Storage Workbench

portable workbench

This awesome workbench has a large work surface to assemble projects on. It is basically 2 bookshelves at each side, joined with some plywood, and on casters! There's so much storage, so it's easy to keep everything in one place!

PLAN by Rogue Engineer



7. Router Table

DIY router table router table plan

This router table has everything, ample drawer storage, router bit storage, a built in, on/off switch and more! So if you're looking for a router table, check out our free step by step plans!



8. Mobile Workbench

mobile workbench with clamp track system

This mobile workbench is super flexible for so many building needs. It has a large worksurface for your projects and tons of storage! It can double as an outfeed table if you have a table saw set up. We love the added track clamp system to make the building process even easier! This plan is by Woodshop Diaries. 



9. Woodshop in a Box

portable workbench folding workbench

This portable workbench stores the tools with it!  It can be stored under the bed, and easily pops up to become a sturdy workbench.  We love it for builders in apartments, small spaces, or on the go.  



10. Drill Press Stand

diy drill press stand

This drill press stand is mobile and has tons of storage.  Even if you don't have a drill press it could be a great mobile storage option. This plan is by Brad at Fix This Build That!



11. Air Compressor Cart

diy air compressor cart

Instead of lugging an air compressor around, build a little cart for it! A great way to keep the compressor, nailers, and a few extras within easy reach for your next project!

This plan is by Shanty 2 Chic!



12. Ultimate Dream Workshop

dream workshop ultimate workshop

If you want to GO BIG, here is our Ryobi Dream Workshop! It's all you need in one plan! This Full wall workbench center with roll away workbench carts, has it all!  Customize the carts for your individual needs!  The carts can be pushed together to make larger workbench areas, and rolls away when done. Have all your tools in easy reach for use and clean up, this system will make your building more efficient with everything in one place. 



13. Flip Top Tool Stand

flip top tool cart tool stand

This rotating tool cart gives you extra storage and ease of use all in a small footprint.  You can build it with just one sheet of plywood! This plan is from Brad at Fix This Build That!



14. Fold Down Workbench

fold down workbench diy

This is a great idea in addition to your regularly used workbench to add some work space, or in a space that is limited. This plan is by Wilker Dos!



15. Assembly Table Workbench with Power Supply

assembly table workbench with clamp system with power

This large assembly table has everything! Storage for tools, chargers, hoses, a large surface for assembly, and even a power supply built in! This awesome design is by Sawdust 2 Stitches!