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Top 10 most popular workbench projects

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A clever workbench design can maximise space in a work area, create better storage solutions and make accessing tools easier.


Bunnings Workshop community members have shared plenty of fantastic custom workbench ideas.


Here are our top 10 most popular workbench projects on Workshop by pageviews:


1. Portable workbench and garage shelving by @Tara86 Tara's portable workbenchTara's portable workbench


Tara built this portable workbench with lockable castor wheels and space for her mitre saw alongside D.I.Y. vertical shelving. You can build your own using this step-by-step guide from the Bunnings team: D.I.Y portable workbench


2. Custom workbench with built-in tool storage by @Rodney 


Rod's custom workbench offers a huge amount of work space for all manner of projects and features loads of built-in tool storage.


3. Simple D.I.Y. workbench by @Baggs 


Workshop member Baggs built a simple workbench with plenty of workspace and a top shelf for storage. 


4. Folding workbench by @pats6182 


Pat's folding workbench maximises precious garage space so there's plenty of room to park the car when it's not in use. Mobile workbench on castors by JoeMobile workbench on castors by Joe


5. Mobile workbench on castors by @JoeAzza 


Joe upcycled his workbench by adding wheels and building a larger frame to offer more workspace and make it portable.


6. Mitre saw workbench with storage by @Razzer 


Workshop member Razzer's workbench has a built-in mitre saw, dust collector and loads of storage including vertical drawers to hold paint cans.


7. Workbench on wheels with drawers and cupboards by @WoodenGregsWood 


Creative member Greg made this portable workbench with loads of storage space for tools and materials.


8. D.I.Y. workshop build with workbenches by @RatBoy 


While building a workshop in his garage, Lee included a multi-tier workbench made from structural plywood. Adrianno's mobile workbench with storage and drawerAdrianno's mobile workbench with storage and drawer


9. Mobile workbench with storage and drawer by @Adrianno 


 A mobile workbench makes the most of limited garage space. 


10. Mobile workbench with table saw by @hazesnow 


Hazel used reclaimed timber from a tenpin bowling lane to create a sturdy top for this mobile workbench.


How to build a workbench


Learn how to build your own workbench with plenty of storage by following this step-by-step guide by experienced Workshop member Rob @Peggers. There’s also a guide for building a matching garage storage unit so you can keep everything you need for your next build close at hand. 

Those looking to build more tool storage options should check out resident Bunnings D.I.Y. expert Mitchell's guide How to build a tool organiser cabinetJoe's mobile workbench with Specrite timber topJoe's mobile workbench with Specrite timber top

More workbench projects

Get more ideas for your workbench project from these terrific projects shared by members: 


For more inspiration, check out our Top 10 most popular garage or shed projects and 10 ways to store tools.



Last updated: November 2023


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