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Project by Bricofleur posted 963 days ago 3694 views 11 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To get my shop more organized and efficient, I came up with the idea of building this benchtop tools mobile island. All tools are wisely spread so they shouldn’t have to be moved (fingers crossed!). The countertop has been designed with a step by necessity because I already had the two base cabinets in my shop, meaning they have been recycled into this island. I call it an island, but in reality I’m using it as a peninsula. Tools can be reached from three sides and all are connected to a power bar from behind. I’m still wondering if I’ll add some kind of doors. Probably! By the way, the dimensions are 24’’ X 80’’.

All construction details and step-by-step photos are available on this page of my blog.

Thanks for watching and commenting.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com





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David Kirtley

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#1 posted 963 days ago

Great work Serge. How do you find the time to make all this cool stuff?

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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Bricofleur

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#2 posted 963 days ago

@David Kirtley: Thanks, David for your comment. To answer your question, I’m retired (almost 8 years) and I’m stuck with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since about 10-12 years, meaning that I don’t do very much, but I think a lot! My energy level is low, but my brain is still hot!

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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doncutlip

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#3 posted 963 days ago

Great idea, an you really her loaded up!

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Northwest29

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#4 posted 963 days ago

Serge, what a great idea with everything so compact in one place. Thanks for sharing.

Ron

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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Woodwrecker

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#5 posted 963 days ago

Wait, a Serge project NOT made from MDF?!
Is that plywood I see?!
only kidding my friend.
You come up with some of the best projects and I always look for your name when I look at the quick tips and shop projects in my woodworking magazines!
This one will serve you well!

-- Having fun...Eric

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NormG

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#6 posted 963 days ago

I love the 2×4 base. Everything in one place great idea

-- Norman

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 963 days ago

Wow Serge This is a fantastic mobile island it has a place for everything

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Chefdavid

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#8 posted 963 days ago

Thanks for posting. I am need a another work bench and I think I am going to steal I mean borrow this idea!!

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 963 days ago

Nice idea , Serge : )
Happy New Year !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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ChuckM

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#10 posted 963 days ago

Great mobile shop-tool island. You’ve used up some lumber on this project and that means you have got space for more lumber! Happy New Year!

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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redryder

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#11 posted 963 days ago

Very smooth island…..........

-- mike...............

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MasterSergeant

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#12 posted 963 days ago

Great idea, I’l be borrowing this idea soon ;-D

Happy New Year!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Roger

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#13 posted 963 days ago

simple and deluxe at the same time. nice project Serge

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Garyb6

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#14 posted 963 days ago

Great idea and a nice set of tools!

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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kiefer

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#15 posted 962 days ago

You did it again Serge
Another good addition to your long list of shop appliances
I am always looking for good ideas and this one is great and a good repurpose of existing cabinets .
I hope you can keep up the good posts , health permitting .

I wish you good health and a HAPPY NEW YEAR
YOUR FRIEND Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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