Mobile workbench

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Project by cstrang posted 1666 days ago 4243 views 19 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ever since I moved the shop into the basement all I had for a work bench was a 2 and 4×4 structure with a sheet of 1/2” plywood as a top. I was fooling around with the idea of making a new one for a few months and once I had the idea pretty refined in my head I put pen to paper, bought some material and here it is. It is simply two cabinets, 6 casters and one table top. The cabinets are made from 3/4” MDF and the doors are 3/4” pine and 1/4” melamine. The peg board on the back was a last minute decision; I wanted the bench to be moveable around the shop so the peg board is attached to the wall and not the bench. It really is great, it comes out for assembly and tucks right back into the wall when I don’t need access from all four sides at once. It has great stowage underneath as well, down the road I am thinking about putting some sliders on the shelves to make getting heavier power tools an easier task.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#1 posted 1666 days ago

Great looking bench!

-- Rick, Pa. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

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#3 posted 1666 days ago

Arrrgh I have enough workbenches already…. Now you give me an idea for a new one….

Great workbench.


-- The wood slayer - Yes dear I did plan to make more kindling out of that wood I have been drying for the last year - honest!

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#4 posted 1666 days ago

Nice workbench…clean, functional, and mobile…beautiful!

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#5 posted 1666 days ago

Nice job on the bench.

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#6 posted 1666 days ago

Chris, Great job on your workbench. Lots of storage and mobile. can’t ask for more than that. Welcome to LJ’s and thanks for sharing.

-- John @

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#7 posted 1666 days ago

Good job, nice upgrade from your description of the old storage!

-- Jeff, Fargo, ND

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#8 posted 1666 days ago

Great looking workbench.

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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#9 posted 1666 days ago

Good job. BIG fan of the mobile bit, and of the versatility of the fairly generic configuration. Anything you want that to morph into … you can make it morph into.

Well done!

-- -- Neil

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#10 posted 1666 days ago

Looks great nice work

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 1666 days ago

Nice clean looking work. The wheels are a good idea.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 1666 days ago

Nice job! I would definitely recommend the sliding storage. How well do the 6 casters work? I’ve always just used 4 casters. Does it make it any harder to move around?

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#13 posted 1666 days ago

the 6 casters are great, however at $25 a piece they dont come cheep

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#14 posted 1666 days ago

Nice clean design works well.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#15 posted 1643 days ago

lovely clean workbench design there Cstrang, some nice work in the other projects too. Thanks for commenting on my chair much appreciated!

-- shavins

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