Here’s how to create an easy workbench for an open stud wall in a garage or shop:

  • Cut two 1x4s and a one 2×4 for each diagonal brace.
  • Join each set of the three pieces of wood together with drywall screws.
  • Slip each brace around an exposed stud and attach it to the stud with drywall screws.
  • Attach the bottom of each diagonal brace to the stud with a drywall screw.
  • Cut a piece of 3/4″ plywood for the top, and notch it to fit around each stud.

For detailed plans of a similar workbench, see our article on How to Build a Built-in Garage Workbench.

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Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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