10 DIY Welding Table Plans You Can Build Today

Last Updated: May 20, 2021

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When you start getting serious about your welding, you need to get the proper tools of the trade. One of the most important tools in any welder’s workshop is their welding table, where all of the magic happens.

A good welding table can be a pretty substantial investment. But since you’ve already got some DIY building skills, it might be a better idea just to make your own. You can save money, improve your skills, and pick out precisely the features that you want and need, all at the same time. If you’re ready to jump into this project, we’ve found 10 great sets of plans that will help you see it through to completion.

How to Build a Welding Table – The Plans

There are tons of different ways to build a welding table, depending on what you think you need from it. We suggest taking a look at all 10 of these plans before deciding on one set to build. You might realize that another table has more features that you’ll find really handy!

1. Sturdy Welding Table by Instructables

 

Here’s an awesome welding table build that’s extremely sturdy and offers plenty of functionality. There’s even a four-outlet receptacle attached with a long cord to plug into the nearest available power. With slats on the tabletop, you’ll be able to use clamps to securely hold your work in place. You’ll need to employ your welding skills to build it since it’s mostly constructed of rectangular steel tubing. In all, it costs about $


2. Rolling Welding Table by Phil Vandelay

This rolling welding table uses three smaller pieces of 6mm plate welded together to form the tabletop so you don’t have to haul around a giant, heavy steel plate. There are casters on the bottom of this welding table so you can move it around if necessary. Thankfully, the casters lock so you can keep the table steady when you’re ready to work.


3. DIY Welding Table by RathaSochenda

 

This DIY welding table is equipped with every great feature you might need to perform your welds. It’s got holes in the tabletop for using clamps, hanging storage, extendable arms, and there’s even room for a vice and a grinder wheel on board. Of course, everything is mobile since this welding table is on wheels! It’s going to be a pretty serious undertaking, but if you do it right, you’ll have a top-notch welding table that would cost many times more if you purchased it from a store.


4. Flat Welding Table by Fireball Tool

This flat welding table was built by Fireball Tool and the plans are available on their website. The finished product is incredibly versatile and sturdy; a perfect combination for a welding table. There are no casters though, so make sure you know where this table is going to stay! It’s too heavy to be moving around without casters. But you’ll get tons of functionality with a tabletop comprised of multiple plates with a multitude of holes for attaching clamps and more.


5. DIY Professional Grade Welding Table by JT Makes It

Just because something is professional quality doesn’t mean it has to be expensive or complicated. Take this DIY professional grade welding table, for example. It’s one of the easier builds on this list, but it’s incredibly stable, sturdy, and offers excellent functionality for any welder. The entire tabletop and even a few inches of each side are covered in holes you can easily use to clamp down your work and there are even wheels on the bottom so you can easily move it around.


6. DIY Welding Table Build by The Metalist

A proper welding table includes functionality for clamps, other tools, and more. This DIY welding table build integrates all these necessities in a simple build that you can weld together in a few hours. But just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it’s not effective. It’s a well thought out design with wheels for easy moving and plenty of additional functionality.


7. Basic Square Tube Welding Table by Redwingsteelworks.com

 

If you’re looking for the fastest way to get a welding table built and start working, then you might consider this basic square tube welding table. The design and all dimensions are available for you to use. It’s a very simple build that’s constructed entirely of square steel tubing, making it durable and inexpensive to build. You can easily complete this in a day if you’ve got decent welding skills already.


8. Welding Table Build by PF Create

This welding table build is pretty complicated, but it provides you with some excellent features and functionality. You have storage for all of your tools, many places to clamp your work down, casters so it’s easy to move, and feet that lock into place so it’s stable when you need to work. It’s all constructed from steel, so you’ll need your welding skills to build it, but it will be very sturdy when you’re finished.


9. Heavy-Duty Welding Table by The Improvement Channel

This welding table is built for heavy-duty work. You won’t find anything that will break this table down! It’s a basic build though, requiring just some square steel tubing, a steel plate for the tabletop, and some basic welding skills. Of course, you’ll need to be able to cut everything, so a miter saw with a metal blade will be a big help.


10. DIY Welding Table by Instructables

This welding table is one of the simplest on this list, but it still offers plenty of places to clamp down your work. It’s also extremely sturdy since it’s crafted from square steel tubing and strips of steel plate for the tabletop. You can probably put this together in a few hours if you’re an adept welder. Likewise, it’s not going to cost much since the materials are few and very basic. Since it is so simple but still so useful, we think it offers a great return on your investment of time and money.


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Cameron Dekker
 

Cameron grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, a once-proud steel town on the Lehigh River, where he got a taste of TIG welding in his high school shop class. He holds certificates for Certified WeldingEducator (CWE) and Certified Resistance Welding Technician (CRWT) from the American Welding Institute. His interests include scuba diving, sculpture, and kayaking.