You may also be able to find some bench plans at your local hardware store or you could also take a trip to the nearest library and look through some outdoor furniture woodworking books or magazines.
Now it should be easily understood that modern technology makes almost anything possible. This statement is true with woodworking furniture plans as well. What some publishers do is they collect many different physical copies of project plans, and they digitize them! This allows users to fully download them instead of having to keep them around the house and risk losing them, which would be a large investment gone to waste.
1. First step you need to do is mark out and cut the legs. These are generally 900mm in length and 98 x 98mm square cut.
The additional 2×4’s will now come into play as you create a frame for the top of your table. With four of your 2×4’s you’ll create the frame by nailing them onto the legs of your workbench. Each side will need to be properly measured so that they match the actual surface, and you will need to do the same approximately ten inches from the bottom of the frame with the other four 2×4’s. This will create a solid structure for the table, and then you may proceed to nail the surface to the structure. If you want, you can place another piece of plywood on the support beams at the bottom so that you have an extra shelf. Wasn’t that easy?
5. Now you need to secure the bottom shelf with four corner brackets. Using a miter saw cut out the brackets at 45 degrees and secure them into place with screws.
Why would I start my woodworking craft experience with a bench? A bench is actually very easy to build and it can be done with just a few tools and a small amount of materials. You will learn a few of the basics of woodworking and carpentry by building a simple bench and you will have something that is useful. You can either build a small bench to be used in your woodworking craft so you will have a place to do some small projects or you can use the bench in your home for other purposes. A simple bench could also be covered with cork or bamboo flooring and either be used or displayed ornamentally.
6. Next is to cut the bottom shelf to the correct length which is going to fit inside the table. Make sure to cut out place for where the legs are positioned and screw your bottom shelf into place.
3. The type of wood will determine finishing touches you use and the color you prefer.