• Drill Bit
    Drill Bit
  • Drill
  • Level
  • Ruler
  • Safety Goggles
    Safety Goggles
  • Screw Drivers
    Screw Drivers
  • Screws
  • Tape Measure
    Tape Measure

Other Supplies

  • - National Hardware Peg Hooks Assortment
  • - National Hardware Parts Trays
  • - National Hardware Pegboard Spacers
  • - 2”x4” Pine Boards (Length needed depends on the exact dimensions of your workbench. This will depend on the height of your child.)
  • - Drill & Drill Bits
  • - Tape Measure
  • - 2 ½” Wood Screws
  • - Miter Saw
  • - Paint (color of your choice)
  • - Mini Paint Roller
  • - Paint Pail
  • - 2’x4’ Sheet of MDF
  • - 2’x4’ Sheet of Pegboard
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Step 1

Cut Boards

First, cut your 2”x4” boards for the workbench base using a miter saw. You will need to determine your lengths based on how tall your child is. I recommend building it so that the top of the workbench is at or a bit below your child’s elbows. The entire workbench should be 4’ wide and 2’ deep. This will ensure that your 2’x4’ MDF top and pegboard fit just right.



Kid Workbench

Step 2

Drill and Screw

Assemble your workbench base using a drill and wood screws.


Kid Workbench

Step 3

Attach MDF

Attach the MDF top using screws on each of the four corners. You could also use plywood for the top but MDF is a lot smoother and kids can’t get slivers from it. Therefore, MDF is a great choice for the top!

Kid Workbench

Step 4

Paint Pegboard

Paint the pegboard using a roller or spray paint. You can choose whatever color your child likes best or whatever color paint you already have on hand. You can use rolled-on wall paint or spray paint for this step.


Kid Workbench

Step 5

Install Pegboard

Install the pegboard into the wall using National Hardware Pegboard Spacers. Pegboard spacers create a gap between the wall and the pegboard. This gap allows the pegboard hooks to hang properly. Therefore, don’t forget to use pegboard spacers so that everything functions properly when you’re done!


Kid Workbench

Step 6

Attach Hooks and Trays

Attach National Hardware Hooks and Trays. This is the fun part. Add hooks and trays depending on what tools you have to hang and store. Move the hooks and trays around until you are happy with the look of your pegboard.


Kid Workbench

Kid Workbench

Now you’ll have a beautiful workbench for your kids to enjoy.



Mary Lindloff
Mary’s motto is “Build, Paint, Thrift, Repeat!” She is the creator behind The Handcrafted Haven, a website filled with creative home DIY tutorials. She loves sharing ways that you can turn old and worn items into beautiful pieces in your home. She also enjoys sharing simple woodworking tutorials. If she’s not chasing around her two little kids, she is probably sanding, painting or perusing thrift stores!

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