|Project by dkrice||posted 12-30-2011 07:55 AM||8352 views||8 times favorited||13 comments|
This is my first major project from back in March 2010. We needed a small rolling workbench in our garage shop so we could move off of the top of the table saw. :-)
I built it to the same height as the table saw so it can be used as an outfeed table when cutting long stock. The top and bottom frames are of 2×4s with two screws in each joint. The vertical pieces are from 2×4s that have been attached to the upper and lower frames by machine head nuts and bolts. I made it easy to remove those in case I needed to take the table to another location. I can just remove the bolts and nuts and lay the verticals flat and put the entire flattened bench in the back of my Suburban with room to spare.
When my wife asked me about the sturdiness of the piece I demonstrated its strength by jumping up and sitting down on it full force. Not a creak or wobble and I weighed about 275-280 at that point. She then climbed up and sat with me on it for about 10 minutes for a conversation. Then with two full-grown adults on it it still didn’t wobble or creak.
I added two electrical boxes at each end of the table, powered by a power cord at one end that can be plugged into an outlet or an extension cord.
I intend to build another one at some point but haven’t gotten around to doing it yet.
-- Keith in Texas