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Portable workbench made from Home Depot 2 x 4 studs

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Project by jksmith69 posted 1112 days ago 3502 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple weeks back I decided to make a small workbench on wheels out of 2×4s (because they’re cheap) and this is what I came up with. I don’t remember exactly but I think it’s seven (7) 2”x4”x8’ studs from Home Depot for $2.32 each. The most expensive part was the vise ($19.95) and I have only about $45 into this workbench, and that’s including the casters. It has come in very handy so far and the surface seems pretty durable. I’m glad I spent the time for this little project. Now, I can’t wait to get out of this rental, and get a house so I can build a nice, more permanent workbench.

-- "Give me wood..... And I will play with it!"





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sawdustmaster

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#1 posted 1112 days ago

Nicely done!

-- --Now we are surrounded sir. "Excellent private, now we can attack in any direction."

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jksmith69

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#2 posted 1111 days ago

thank you

-- "Give me wood..... And I will play with it!"

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3Gwoodguy

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#3 posted 1111 days ago

locking casters? I built something like this and found that once you get it out in the middle of the floor, sometimes you dont want it to move. Really nice work!

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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Wiggy

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#4 posted 1111 days ago

Without the vise on the side, this looks nice enough to be an kitchen island.
Nice looking bench.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard/Wiggy.. whatever. Washington, State.

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Smay

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#5 posted 1111 days ago

Looks great, I’m considering something similar since I don’t have a permanent workshok.

How did you flatten the top? I don’t think I’ve ever seen a straight, flat piece of dimensional lumber from HD.

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BentheViking

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#6 posted 1111 days ago

Man if i didn’t already have a work bench I would be all over this one….maybe next time

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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jksmith69

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#7 posted 1110 days ago

I glued the boards together and clamped them to my table saw, figuring that was pretty flat, and then just used a hand plane to take out any bumps.

-- "Give me wood..... And I will play with it!"

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NBeener

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#8 posted 1110 days ago

Fantastic result.

Mine’s made out of Home Depot Doug Fir. I think I have just shy of $200 into mine.

What works …. works :-)

Well done !!!

-- -- Neil

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NBeener

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#9 posted 1110 days ago

Oops. Quick question:

Presuming your casters have brakes … when locked down … how stable is it ?

That would be my one concern—particularly when using hand planes, or similar.

-- -- Neil

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jksmith69

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#10 posted 1110 days ago

It’s stable for the little things, but if I was trying to plane some really rough wood, it would move. But considering what it is, it works really well, I’m happy.

-- "Give me wood..... And I will play with it!"

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Pepe

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#11 posted 1110 days ago

Congratulations, great job.

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Mattyb22

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#12 posted 1104 days ago

Way to go Jon! Keep em coming!

-- Matt, Boca Raton, Florida, "I excel at making sawdust!"

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#13 posted 1096 days ago

Nice job!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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