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How to Build a Workbench with Shelf

Recommended tools:
—Measuring Tape
—Power drill
—Power screwdriver
—Safety goggles

Designed for heavy-duty everyday use, this workbench is ideal for the garage or basement. This durable bench provides a neat organized area to work on home projects. The shelves and pegboard back give you a place to store your tools.

With a few tools, some basic carpentry skills, a little time and Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors, any do-it-yourselfer can build this workbench. You can easily paint or stain for a finished look and to match the interior of your home.

Simpson Strong-Tie has a full assortment of connectors to make the job easier, and the project safer, stronger and more appealing. You'll save money by doing it yourself while you enjoy working on the project.

Workbench Installation:

  1. The back corners of the top shelf and all bottom shelf corners must be notched to allow 2x4 legs to pass through.
  2. Use panhead screws to attach overhead shelf to bracket.
  3. If storing extra-heavy items or building a longer bench, user RTF connectors with 5 1/4" center legs for extra support in bench center.


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