|Project by JDoerr||posted 08-11-2013 03:43 AM||3362 views||25 times favorited||9 comments|
Here is my final version of my mobile work bench. This project has been done for about 2 years, but just now getting around to posting it. A lot of thought went into this design. Thanks to all the great posts by you lumberjocks and my own ingenuity I finally was able to incorporate all my needs into one bench. It is made out of 2×4’s, 4×4’s, particle board, and to “top” it off solid wood doors.
Some of my requirements I needed in my bench were: mobility, storage, solid build, and a large work surface. With having a small shop everything needs to be mobile. Actually, this was the hardest part of the whole project. I needed it to move around yet be solid so when I was planning something it would move. After many failing attempts to construct my own system I finally ran across these mobile wheels made by Rockler. These are absolutely awesome and work great. I was a little concerned that they were not going to be able to hold the weight but, have stood up to the test. They were a little expensive, but completely worth every penny. Once you have rolled your bench into place you just kick up the lever on each wheel and it drops the bench down onto the floor providing a solid, a near immovable bench.
Storage is always and issue, as you can see I made good use of it here.
Having a large work surface to assemble and finish my projects on was vital. So, I decided to make a extension. It works on door hinges and collapsible legs. This turned out to be a great addition to my shop.
I hope my ideas inspire and assist other into making there bench because after all, its the most used thing in your shop!