Husky Workbench Assembly

If 2024 is the year you’re getting serious about outfitting your workspace or starting/expanding a business, then this Husky Workbench Assembly tutorial will be timely!

As avid Do It Yourselfers who love to DIY, we’ve learned over the years that instruction manuals don’t always cut it.  The Husky workbench assembly is no exception!  Written instructions can only get you so far, but knowing a few tips and tricks along the way from someone who’s already been in the trenches can be gold. So we’re going to share our learnings on the Husky Workbench to help you avoid the pitfalls which will speed your assembly along!

It’s like Christmas never ended when the delivery truck pulls up!

Delivery truck with Husky workbench

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Husky Workbench Assembly Video

If you prefer live action to reading a tutorial, head over to YouTube to watch our Husky workbench assembly video.

Husky Workbench Assembly

First, what is the Husky workbench? It’s an adjustable height heavy duty work table sold at Home Depot. It’s a super rugged workbench, but you can also use it as a standing desk. As a matter of fact, New York Magazine professes that ‘the best standing desk is actually a workbench meant for the garage“.  For my particular purpose, it’s going to be perfect to store an exciting new addition to my craft studio. So stick around to the end to see what that is!

The Husky workbench we bought is 46″ wide by 24 1/2 deep (which you can also get with 2 drawers), but you can also get them 52″,  62″ and 72″ wide if you have the space.

We always appreciate when heavy deliveries come on a pallet! It usually means that the contents are going to be perfectly fine after making the long trip!

Husky workbench in a box strapped to a pallet in the garage

This sucker is heavy, so instead of carrying the entire box down to my studio all at once, we open the box and transport the pieces into my craft studio for assembly.

Open box showing components of Husky workbench

Husky Workbench Assembly: Tip 1

The Husky workbench comes with one rail on the bottom. But there are holes to mount it either in the middle or at the back of the workbench. How convenient! Since I want to add a shelf on the bottom for addition storage space, it got me thinking that it’s the ideal opportunity to add two rails! So I called customer service to find out if we could order an extra rail. And you can; for an additional $20 for the rail, and $3 for the hardware package (price may vary depending on where you live).

Of course, I didn’t think about this until AFTER we assembled ours, so we had to pay additional shipping charges. Now that you know, you should be able to order an extra rail when you order the Husky workbench if that’s something you want to do too. Husky has its own customer service number, so don’t call the store. Use this number instead: 1-888-HD-HUSKY. Current hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m., EST, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., EST on Saturday.

Parts on a table for Husky workbench

As you assemble the Husky workbench, keep in mind to only finger tighten to leave slack until all the screws are installed so there’s leeway to line up all the holes.

Husky Workbench Assembly: Tip 2

Clear enough space to work on the floor or a table surface if you have one. Then read the instructions before you unbox and organize all the parts. That way you’ll know exactly what you need for each step of the Husky workbench assembly.

Here’s a tool that always comes in handy for unboxing! It’s a retractable mini box cutter with a magnetic back for hanging. We got ours locally but here’s a similar mini box cutter on Amazon.

Retractable mini box cutter with blade out

Retractable mini box cutter

The Husky workbench comes with locking castors or you can use the levelling feet if you don’t need it to be mobile.

Husky workbench manual on a table beside castors and screws, tools and hand crank in a yellow tray


Flip the table top upside down on your work surface with the Husky badge facing to the front. Since we’re working on the floor, we put it onto a piece of cardboard to protect it.

Husky worktop upside laying on the ground with rod on top. The Husky badge is showing in the front right hand corner

Starting on the left side of the table top, install the leg. Now insert the aluminum rod into the mechanism on the leg that allows the table to raise and lower. You’ll have to guide it under the cap extending from the leg as you see below.

Finger pointing to where the rod is inserted into the first leg

Now, you can move the other leg into position.

After putting the second leg in place, Hubs found it tricky to guide the rod into the slot on the other end. Here, you can see him contorting himself to get a sense of where the rod connects to on the other leg.

Man's head upside down on top of the Husky workbench top as he tries to guide the rod into the second leg

You know how difficult it is to fit a round peg into a square hole? Getting the other side of the rod to align is a little like that when you don’t have a site line! The shape of the connector is hexagonal, so it has to line up exactly.

I stopped filming the video at this point to help. Although the instructions say NOT to turn the rotating rod, intuition told me to connect the turning handle on the other side and gave it a tiny turn. That was just enough to get it to line up and click in exactly where it needed to be. We don’t recommend doing that, because you don’t want to raise one side and throw the height of the two legs of alignment. But, it did work for us.

Once the rod is in place, don’t make the same mistake of screwing down the other leg just yet.

Husky workbench assembly in progress after installing the rod and before adding the cover between the two legs

Husky Workbench Assembly: Tip 3

The cover that connects the two legs together is another difficult piece to fit into place. As a matter of fact, you can’t actually do it if you screw both legs in first – as we discovered on our first crack at it. That’s a big disconnect with the instructions!

Trying to add cover between the two legs of the Husky workbench

So tip #3 is an important time saver: before screwing down the second leg, back it away from the screw holes ever so slightly as shown below. Not too much or the rod will slip out.

Finger pointing to empty screw hole to show where leg position should be before adding on the cover

Then you can set the cover into place. Just slide the leg back over the screw holes to tighten it against the cover. Screw in the leg (leave tightening all the screws until after the cover is on).

Count out 18 screws and fasten on the cover to lock everything in place. Tighten the screws.

Screwing in the cover to join the two legs of the Husky workbench

Screwing in the cover to join the two legs of the Husky workbench

Support Rail

As mentioned earlier you can install the support rail in the middle or at the back. We got an extra rail and chose to do both! With the 4 washers and bolts supplied, use the wrench to install it and snug everything up.

Using a wrench to tighten bolts for rail at bottom of Husky workbench while still upside down


The levelling feet are already pre-installed so if you don’t want castors, you can move onto next steps, which for us is drawer assembly (an optional purchase). Or if you don’t have drawers, you’re all done.

Note that once the workbench is standing you can use a wrench to adjust each levelling foot (turn counterclockwise to raise and clockwise to lower). But be sure not to put anything on the bench top when levelling.

Rubber castors in a box for Husky workbench assembly

To assemble the castors, unscrew the levelling feet and swap them out.

Removing a levelling foot to install castor

As shown in the video, the wrench will help with unscrewing levelling feet that are too tight and also with tightening the castors into place.

Using a wrench to install castor on one corner of Husky workbench assembly

Drawer Assembly

Again, if you don’t have drawers, you’re done! You’ll need two people to stand the workbench up. However, we still have drawers to install.

Husky workbench before drawer installation

Position the two side panels with the glides facing each other as shown. The easy way to tell if you have them on the proper sides is that the drawer glides will move forward. Attach with 3 screws for each side. We didn’t tighten those screws completely until the front and back were in to leave room to fit them in between.

Husky workbench upside down on floor with side of drawer assembly installed

Now attach the back and front panels with the remaining screws and tighten all screws.

Husky workbench assembly upside down on floor ready to be lifted up on the castors

Husky Workbench Drawer Installation

With two people, stand the workbench up. I won’t be needing to adjust the height; I’ll leave it at its lowest setting which is 29″ with the castors (and 26″ with the levelling feet).

Tape measure in front of Husky workbench adjustable height table showing 29" height with wheels

Insert the two drawers. First extend the glides all the way out. Insert one end of the drawer into the glide until it engages just a bit.

Installing right side of Husky workbench drawer

Do the same on the other side.

Installing left side of Husky workbench drawer It’s easier if you have two people, but you can do it on your own if you have long arms. Luckily Hubs does! Push the drawer in fully and you should hear it click into place. Open and close the drawer to ensure it’s properly engaged and working.

Installing the top drawer during Husky workbench assembly

The drawers are just high enough to store the handle (about 1-3/4″ high).

Tape measure in drawer showing 2" height

Rise Up

Insert the hand crank and adjust the height of the table as you wish.

Adding a crank as the final step to the Husky workbench assembly

All done!

Husky workbench assembly all done with 2 drawers installed

Husky Workbench Reveal

So here’s how wer’e using our Husky workbench. The 46″ width is the perfect fit for our new xTool P2 Co2 laser engraver!

See how handy it is to have that second rail on the bottom? That shelf will eventually hold an inline fan once the xTool P2 laser is set up.

Husky workbench assembly all done with xTool P2 laser displayed on top

Be on the lookout for more about the xTool P2 in upcoming posts and a whole new level of crafty goodness. We can’t wait to get creative with it!


You don’t have to oil the lift mechanism but you should grease the castors once a year using bearing grease.

Although the top has a UV coating, don’t allow water of chemicals to sit on the surface; wipe them up immediately. You can use a glass cleaner, like Windex, to clean both the top and powder coated metal.

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6 thoughts on “Husky Workbench Assembly

  1. Ooooo, lucky you. Both my hubby and I would love a workbench like that. The wheels and adjustable height would make things so much easier. Our current workbench is super functional but that baby ain’t going nowhere and it’s a teeny, tiny bit short for the hubby and just a tab tall for me.

    • We do feel lucky! I can’t tell you how nice it is to have adjustable height with my back issues! It’s a very expensive item in Canada but worth every penny for the functionality.

    • Thanks Jennifer! I know I’ll get a lot of use out of it; so happy to have this addition in my studio!

  2. This is a great DIY/how to! Thank you for sharing. I have actually been looking for a height adjustable desk, maybe I’ll have to start looking this direction. Thank you for linking up with Happy Hearts & Homes, I hope to see you again this week.

    • Thanks for stopping by Lyndsey; so glad you found it helpful!

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