How to Make The Ultimate Five Gallon Bucket
Workmate / Workbench

Making the ultimate 5 gallon bucket workmate workbench is fun and slightly challenging.  You can customize it to fit your needs in tool storage, organizing, and utility usage.  Really! Smaller is very often better when talking about a workbench or workmate.  Efficiency is most often the rule in DIY projects, and this workmate/workbench will help you achieve that.  And best of all, it’s cheap and easy to make!  This one breaks down into different usable sections and allows various accessory attachments.

ultimate 5 gallon bucket workmate workbench
The Ultimate 5 Gallon Bucket Workmate / Workbench shown in various set-ups.

Essential Links To Help With This DIY Project:

Demo Video of The Ultimate Below:

Making The Ultimate Five Gallon Bucket Workbench: Part 1

Ultimate 5 Gallon Bucket Workmate: Part 2

Making The Ultimate 5 Gallon Bucket Workmate: Part 3

(Coming Soon)

Plus additional sections and how to make accessories and attachments for it as well.

What You’ll Need (Supplies / Tools) + Other Notes

  • 1 5/8 in. x 5’6 in. 16-Gauge Galvanized Steel Fence Line Post
  • 4 each 5 gallon buckets
  • 2 additional bucket lids ~ Preferably with a plain smooth center area and deep grooved rim ring
  • Outdoor carpet pieces
  • Glue/Adhesive (See 5 Gallon Bucket Starting Point)
  • 2 each 2×4 boards (enough length of about 11 inches each)
  • Plywood – enough of a total area of about 4 square feet
  • About 2 foot of PVC pipe
  • 3-Way PVC Tee connector that fits PVC pipe
  • 2 each Stainless Steel screw down Tube clamps (length that will fit around the PVC Tee connector)
  • * Screws  (additional info needed)
  • 2 each 20 inch Husky Brand** tool caddies (though other tool caddies might work, we know this brand currently does).
  • *Additional Info needed
  • *Additional Info needed

Fence pole for making the ultimate five gallon bucket workmate
You’ll need 1 5/8″ x 5′ 6″ galvanized steel fence line post like seen here. It is cautioned not to get another diameter width pole, because later as the project evolves, it will be hard to follow along when making accessories and attachments for your workbench.
What you’ll need:  Tools
  • Drill / Drillbits
  • Keyhole drill bit/jig
  • Hand held screwdriver (Philips)
  • Caulk/Glue Gun
  • Jigsaw
  • Coping saw

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