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Forum topic by rhybeka posted 09-05-2016 05:27 PM 225 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rhybeka

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09-05-2016 05:27 PM

Hi all!

I recently rescued a cabinet from in front of a HS trash dumpster, thinking it would make a perfect workshop assembly/power tool storage/ workbench.


It has a four inch skirt/ bottom kick board on it that isn’t tall enough for the workbench wheels I purchased.

My thought was possibly adding 4×4 material at the corners to make them taller but wasn’t sure if this would be the right way to go about it. Scratching my head on this. Any ideas??

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.


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tyvekboy

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#1 posted 09-05-2016 07:04 PM

My suggestion would be to add some material to the skirt so that it would fill the recess.

Then you could add a plywood plate attached too both the cabinet side and the filler. That would give you a good surface to attach the wheels.

The plate might not be necessary if the screws have a good place to be screwed into.

Then you could attach the workbench wheels to the plywood.

Hope that helps.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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Mark Wilson

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#2 posted 09-05-2016 07:53 PM

When I assembled my store-bought workbench, it wasn’t tall enough. I simply enough pieces of scrap wood to the base with screws to make it taller.

-- Mark

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rhybeka

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#3 posted 09-05-2016 08:37 PM

Thanks guys :) I thought on it a bit more and combined your suggestions :D cut a ledge out of the 4×4 to fit the skirt and add 2 in to the bottom. Only have one done though since I hand sawed it!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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