Rolling Workbench with "Drill Holders"

Submitted by Joni on Sun, 03/18/2012 - 11:03

Given that I work out of my garage, I desperately needed a rolling workbench in order to roll out, make the sawdust mess, and roll back in. I had already made Michaela's island for another purpose inside my house, and I loved the sturdiness of the 4x4 posts as legs. I had industrial-type locking castors, but they only screwed in with a threaded post. Thanks to my engineer dad, he determined the best way to attach a screw-in castor to the bottom of the 4x4 (and did all that work for me!).

The size is modified from Michaela's original plan to include a 3 1/2" overhang all the way around for easy clamping (and top is 6' x 2.5'). I also cut a 2' piece of PVC pipe into 3 sections and attached for my drill storage. I put full-extension glides on the drawers and made some dividers from scrap wood.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine, Douglas Fir 4x4s, and MDF for shelving and tabletop
Finish Used
4 coats of Spar Urethane
Recommended Skill Level



Sun, 03/18/2012 - 13:29

This is beautiful. If anything you create ON this table looks nearly as beautiful as the table itself, you have found a new profession. Good job!