How to build a wall-hung workbench

Updated February 21, 2017

Wall mounted workbenches provide the necessary space to complete projects without removing floor space. Add a wall mounted workbench to a shed or garage in an afternoon using basic tools.

Use a stud finder to locate the studs in the wall, and mark them with a pencil.

Use a level to position a 6 foot piece of 2x4 lumber against the wall. Use the drill and 3 inch wood screws to secure the piece of wood into place on the wall. This is the back support piece of the shelf.

Use the skill saw to cut two 3 foot long pieces of the 2x4. Position each three foot piece so that it is flush with the edge of the 6 foot piece mounted on the wall. Use the wood screws to secure the 3 foot pieces to the 6 foot piece by drilling the screws in at a diagonal. Repeat this with the other 3 foot piece on the other side. This creates the sides of the work bench frame.

Attach another 6 foot long piece of 2x4 to the front ends of the 3 foot bench sides.

Use the skill saw to cut two 3 foot pieces of 2x4. Position one 3 foot 2x4 on the inside of the work bench frame at a diagonal with one end touching the inside of the side bench frame and the other end touching the wall. Secure the brace in place on either side with the drill and wood screws. Insert the wood screw into the bottom of the brace at a diagonal and into the wall stud.

Cut one more 3 foot long piece of 2x4 and position it in the centre of the work bench frame. Insert screws to secure it into place.

Cut the 3/4 inch plywood to 6 feet by 3 feet and position it on the top of the workbench frame. Secure the plywood to the frame with woodscrews.

Things You'll Need

  • Stud finder
  • Pencil
  • 2x4 lumber
  • Skill saw
  • 3 inch wood screws
  • 3/4 inch plywood
  • Level
  • Drill
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Lynn Rademacher started writing in 2001, covering technology, family and finance topics. Her writing has appeared in "Unique Magazine" and the "Ortonville Independent," among other publications. Rademacher holds a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication from South Dakota State University.