How to make a plumbing workbench do it yourself?

Make a locksmith workbench with your own hands can everyone who can handle the welding machine. The article presents the drawings of the workbench and the size of the table of the GOST, but no one forbids to make a workbench specifically under their tasks.


Plumbing workbench is, in fact, the table on which work with metal and wood are performed. Such requirements are presented to it.

  • Strength and rigidity. The machine is designed to work with shock load.
  • Sustainability. He should not fall.
  • The convenience of use.
  • Acceptable value.

Industrial workbenches with standard dimensions can not always be placed in the workshop. Yes, and the quality of the materials they have unpredictable.

Therefore, most home masters prefer to make workbenches with their own hands. This not only saves money significantly, but also allows you to get exactly the design that needs.

Before independent manufacture, pay attention to a number of features.

  • Only competently designed workbench will be convenient and ergonomic, Therefore, always take into account the growth and complex of the Master. The height of the working surface must be at the navel level. When working hands should be slightly bent, and brushes to be at the level of the trouser belt.
  • The length of the table does not matter much. But in the spacious premises it is recommended to do more for the processing of larger parts. In the working position, it is advisable to reach your hands to the edge of the table or in the extreme case to do polegag step towards.
  • If the workbench is large, the design can be made collapsible. But note that bolted connections are less durable than welded. Alternative – to make several workbenches, put them near and connect bolts.
  • The width (or depth) of the tables are in the range of 50-60 cm. This is quite enough.
  • Well, if the workbench has a niche for the legs, then it’s convenient to work with him. If it is not, there can be more tools on the bottom shelf, and the rigidity of the whole structure rises.
  • Merchant workbench in principle does not have excessive strength. The hard design – the better, because on the table work hard tools with shock load.
  • Special attention to raise stability. If the workbench will be fused, it will not work normally. In particularly severe case, he will fall on the person with all its mass, and then not to avoid serious injuries. Therefore, heavy work machines are attached to the floor or (s) with anchor bolts.
  • Some tables have 6 or more legs. This is stronger, but on the floor crooked, he will swing (and in most workshops floor is uneven). Therefore, legs must be adjusted in length. By the way, for most workbenks there are enough 4-legs.
  • The center of gravity must be as low as possible, so the lowest tools should lie on the lower tiers. Some masters additionally weld ballast. Than the workbench is harder – the better because it becomes more stable and reacts less to blows. True, it is harder to transport it harder, but it must be extremely rare.

This is perhaps everything related to general requirements. Getting projected.

Preparatory stage

Competent design is a guarantee of successful work. Dimensions of the workbench must correspond to the size of the room and the growth of the wizard, and the design – types of work performed. In this case, the table can be direct or angular (P-shaped to make the table is not recommended).

You can use Computer design. To build 3D models there are many programs (compass 3D, SolidWorks, AutoCAD), which have library materials and fasteners. They can calculate the cost of material, choose the required rental and adjust the design. Moreover, the kernel embedded in them allows virtually an effort and determine the weak elements of the design.

The required sizes can be taken when measuring your desktop desktop.

In addition, during the work, you can always see the subtleties of the design. And one more advantage of modeling – on the harvested model, you can make drawings and order work by a professional welder.

If it did not work with the model, you still need to prepare sketches and drawings in a convenient scale for you (optional according to GOST). Without design, only very experienced masters will cost, and then the result will not always be positive.

    We present some interesting schemeter schemes with basic sizes:

    • Here blue shows metal elements, and yellow – wooden;
    • More couple of decent designs.

    Materials and components

    As you can see, the workbenches are very different in design, and materials can be a variety of. Usually this is what is in the garage, but they can be purchased.

    For example, for the manufacture of a framework of such a workbench:

    • Corner 50x50x4 6.4 m long;
    • pipe 60x40x2 24 m long;
    • 40x40x4 corner 6.75 m long;
    • 8 m length 40×4.

    Total need 121 kg of metal. Its quantity may differ depending on the size.

    For such a model, you will need:

    • 225 m square pipe;
    • 8 m Corner;
    • 10 m stripes in size 40×4 mm.

    Rental dimensions may vary. The main rule is greater than it, the stronger and heavier design.

    For countertops, you need a metal sheet with a thickness of 2-5 mm. If there are very strong loads, the size can be increased up to 40 mm.

    Such a thick plot can be small and used as an anvil, and the other part of the tabletop be relatively thin. The main thing is to ensure the reliability of the connection.

    Think over other moments.

    • For boxes and tool shield, a plywood is required 5 mm thick. And if you want to make a socket, you will need an extension and wire.
    • In addition, you need bolts with washers and nuts.
    • For finishing works need primer, paint and varnish.

    Required tools

    For the manufacture of workbench, we will need:

    • “Bulgarian” or hacksaw for metal;
    • cutting and emery circles for her;
    • saw for wood;
    • welding machine and accessories to it;
    • drill;
    • roulette;
    • chalk for marking.

    While working may need something else. But the rare tools are not needed, the standard set for the autoslemer or mechanic.

    After everything is ready, proceed to the manufacture.

    Workshop Making Instructions

    Because each makes the table “for yourself”, lead in the article the exact techniques inexpedient. But the overall algorithm for different designs is the same.

    After all the preparation and manufacture of drawings, we proceed to the welding of our future workbench.


    You can start with the manufacture of table top.

    1. Make a wooden shield with a thickness of 4-6 cm. It is needed for depreciation of impacts and silence when working. First, dry the wood, and then impregnate it with the means from rot and Zhukov-Coroedov.
    2. If desired, at the bottom, attach the strips of thick rubber over the entire contour.
    3. Cover the shield with a metal sheet and fix it with screws.

    After that we make a framework.

    1. Cut the rental or round tube on parts of the required length. It is advisable to immediately remove burrs and rounder sharp edges. The frame can be made from angle of 20x20x3 mm.
    2. Will be correct if you first work out the metal from dirt and rust.
    3. Cook all segments in the desired configuration. For strength to welded seams, additional overlays are welded or spacers are being made.

    You can make legs separately or vertically welded profile cuts to the frame of the table top.

    After installing the main elements, weld the longitudinal and transverse strips. Than them are more, the better, in terms of strength.

    From the corner, make guides for boxes.

    Lock the worktop at the top of the workbench. It can be made by bolts or welding. At the same time, it is better to impose a countertop first and then drill holes. Otherwise, when installing, they can not coincide much, and they will have to drill.

    To safely work on the workbench you need to use a hidden head bolts. The deepening for them is made with a crumpled or a large drill (they need to remove the chamfer under the head of the bolt).

    Clean all the seams. They must be neat and not having a drop of metal.

    The main rule is the length and area of ​​the weld during the docking of the parts should be the greatest. To do this, you can make additional cuts or chamfers in the welded elements.

    Add less responsible details.

    • If your workbench is with a shelf, it will take a sheet of plywood or chipboard.
    • Make Toolboxes from wood or fine metal. Their size depends on your preferences. Do not forget to cut or weld the handles so that they can be extended.

    If you want tool shield, then to the back of the workbench vertically breed the strip. Then you need to attach a sheet of plywood.

    Tools are fixed on pegs or carnations.

    Next, cover metal parts by primer in 2 layers, and then paint. Tabletop trends with rust converter.

    More visual work process is shown on video.

    And if you need less monumental design, you can make a vestic from a tree.


    Such a workbench is more suitable for carpentry work than for plumbing. Even the most durable tree will not endure heavy loads, so you can make a metal frame and a wooden table top.

    Pure wooden workbench is easier to make and cost it will be cheaper. That’s how it looks like.

      When working, pay attention to some features.

      • Bruks are connected by corners or screws.
      • The connection will turn out more durable if the bolts will pass through and end with a nut.
      • Do not forget to put the washers.
      • The tree should be well dried. Work with raw not allowed.
      • All parts of such a workbench need to be covered with antibacterial composition and tool from bugs-koroedov.

      Such a workbench can be foldable (but the strength will decrease even more). In this case, you need to pay special attention to the hinge.

      1. Drill in detail more hole than fastening bolt.
      2. Insert the metal tube into it. Her ends should be 1-2 mm.
      3. Between wooden planks, it is advisable to put a steel puck.
      4. Then connect these elements bolt. Place wide washers under the bolt and nut.
      5. Screw the lock nut or stroke the connector connection in another way.

      Tube is needed so that the carving is not constantly drilled holes. Instead, it is possible to wind the thread, for example, foil, but over time she can wipe.

      Here are the options for such machines.

      Do not forget that wooden structures require care. They should not get machine oil, solvents and other aggressive substances. Yes, and you need to periodically watch that the nuts did not spin. Metal workbenches of such care do not require.

      After the assembly, proceed to the arrangement of our new workbench.


      Work at the new table should be convenient.

      • If the master is right-hander, then on the left side you need to fasten the grinder, and with the right – vice.
      • Since the power to work is often needed, an extension can be installed on one of the legs. The block is fixed with plastic clamps (stationary) or using a groove in the extension casing. In the latter case, it can be removed.
      • If you want adjustable legs, bottom breed nut with a large thread (the largest you can find). Then you need to screw the bolts to which the table will be based on. Use wheels in a locksmith workbench is unacceptable.
      • Metal base of the homemade workbench must necessarily ground, because when working it is often necessary for power tools.
      • Do not forget about lighting. One source must illuminate the entire working plane, and the other – on a flexible tripod – used for local illumination. You can also use lanterns. The main thing – the light should fall on the left (for the right hand) or right.
      • You need to regularly clean the tabletop from chips and garbage.

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