Roll around workbench/out feed table/tool cabinet/assembly table

  • Advertise with us
Project by ACR_SCOUT posted 06-09-2013 01:41 PM 8968 views 17 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a workbench for the garage but like any garage I feel I have limited space so I needed a multi-tasker. I decided the bench would have to be the height of my table saw so it could function as an out feed table. After showing off the initial plans it was recommended that I enclose it to store tools in. I read somewhere on the net that it is advisable to leave a lip all the way around as a clamping surface. This was a great idea.

So in the end I come away with a bench top of 2’x4’. I installed 3” double locking casters. The top is 3/4” MDF covered with 3/4” plywood. The top has a 3” overhang on three sides. The long back side is flush for two purposes. One so it would sit flush to the garage wall. The second is because I plan to build a second one and when I put them back to back I have 4’x6’ assembly table with 3” overhang all the way around. For now this is working out great.

-- Sears Table Saw Model: 113.298150

10 comments so far

View MasterSergeant's profile


1357 posts in 2596 days

#1 posted 06-09-2013 02:42 PM

Great job, I bet it will serve your needs well!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

View MNBsr's profile


89 posts in 1773 days

#2 posted 06-09-2013 02:52 PM

Great Job

-- Malcolm, Mobile Alabama

View whitebeast88's profile


4128 posts in 2098 days

#3 posted 06-09-2013 03:35 PM

nice work and design

-- Marty.Athens,AL

View LesB's profile (online now)


1562 posts in 3350 days

#4 posted 06-09-2013 04:24 PM

There never seems to be enough work surfaces in my shop. Good job.
My last mobile bench was similar but because table saw height is often to high for other work (or not high enough) I made it shorter and created a support system for the top that allows me to raise and lower it as needed. Also I have an open 6” space under the top for putting the tools I’m using at the time out of the way. On the ends between the supports I put in shallow open shelves to hold glue bottles and other small items.

-- Les B, Oregon

View michelletwo's profile


2711 posts in 2923 days

#5 posted 06-09-2013 05:49 PM

looks useful

View steliart's profile


2596 posts in 2595 days

#6 posted 06-09-2013 07:53 PM

very nice project, thanx 4 sharing

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

View Hawaiilad's profile


3135 posts in 2928 days

#7 posted 06-10-2013 05:13 AM

Great bench. I built one a wheels a well, but much taller. I was making allot of hand router signs at that time and go tired of bending over so much on my regular benches.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

View NiteWalker's profile


2736 posts in 2484 days

#8 posted 06-10-2013 11:47 AM

Great job.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

View workerinwood's profile


2716 posts in 2975 days

#9 posted 06-10-2013 12:24 PM

Well done, nice design!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

View helluvawreck's profile


30164 posts in 2774 days

#10 posted 06-10-2013 12:36 PM

It makes a nice utility table for the shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics