Kennedy workbench – Building a workbench is relatively easy. Designs vary considerably depending on the money you are willing to spend and the time you are willing to invest. But all DIY workbenches include support, a top or workplace, and a lower shelf or tray backing to hang your favorite tools. Your Kennedy home-made Workbench support is designed to carry the load of your top or work space. If you build your bench in an alcove, attach two to four wooden pieces around the alcove at the height of your work bench’s desired height.
You can also support the top with reinforced shelf brackets connected to a 45-degree wall. If you prefer a stand-alone bench, use four two-to-four wooden pieces for the legs, cut the height where you want the top. Attach your legs to a frame that you will do around your top. The materials to make Kennedy workbench you choose to make the top or work space on your bench depend on what you intend to do with your bench. Options range from a 3/4 inch piece of plywood or, for a more heavy option, two to four or two to six inch planks. If you use the planks, lay them side by side and place two two-for-four over them evenly one-third and two-thirds along their length. Attach them with screw or nail.
Add a lower shelf to your Kennedy workbench by attaching a two to four at each end of your bench on the supports at 2-1 / 2 inches below the desired height. Then fasten another two two-for-fours on their side and on the length of the two-for-fours you just attach and cover the shelf with a 1/2 inch piece of plywood. To attach a peg board back to your bench, cut a piece of peg board width on your worktop with your wishes in height. Put a two to four behind the peg board at each end of the width and attach it. Make sure two-for-four is one foot longer than the peg board is long so it will extend over the peg board and you can connect it to the back of the workbench.