I’m always a fan of recycling old wood and had recently finished rehabbing an old house. Sitting in a corner in one room was this old built-in “desk” that we removed (the shelves above came apart when we tried to remove it). I had an idea to convert the desk into something useful even though the built in was made from cheap pine and plywood. A workbench/tool center is what I came up with.
The main objective is to be able to roll this in and out of the garage so that I can still park my car when I’m not working (and work outside when the weather is nice). The tool center is now sitting on 6 casters with 2×4 frames for support. I put bead board in the back to cover the openings.
Left section is for miter saw, which is recessed into the top. The middle section is converted to a table saw stand (I plan to build a saw dust bin under the table saw). And the right section is just a work surface (thinking of converting that into a router table?!!).
Future addition: Power strip with reel for the tools, drawer hardwares, a couple of hooks on the side to hang tools, dust bin