Introduction: All in One Work Bench
Built this workbench to maximize my work area in the garage. I wanted lots of tool storage with power built in and a table saw outfeed table. It had to be movable
Step 1: Start With Lumber and a Sketch
I started with a trip to the big orange store.15-2x4
4-1x2 pine strips
2 sheets of cabinet grade 3/4
3" wood screws
Epoxy paint and primer
I then drew a sketch of what I wanted
Step 2: Practice Your Joints.
I took some scrap wood and practiced the joints I wanted to you. I used half laps so I set my sliding compound saw to the depth I needed and made lots of cuts next to each other
Step 3: Start Cutting Wood
Start cutting your frame work. Make sure you test each joint as you go
Lots of cutting here
Step 4: Assemble
Assemble all the framing components. Make sure everything is square
I used wood glue and 3 inch wood screws here
Step 5: Add Casters
I added caster to make it easier to move around
Step 6: Cleaned Up Joints and Add Power
Next I cleaned up the joints using wood filler and added electrical boxes under the table. I worked the 4 electrical boxes together then wire a cut off extension cord to the last box to plug into the wall.
Step 7: Prime Bench and Stain Top
Next I primed the bench with kills primer and stained the top of the bench.
Step 8: Put in the Sun to Dry
Step 9: Paint
I wanted a strong finish so I used a oil based epoxy paint. 3 coats
Step 10: Add Lower Shelfing
For this is used 2x6 lumber. I cut it all to fit them removed and stained it before screwing it down with pocket holes from the bottom
Step 11: Make Edge Trim
I made edge trim to hide the plywood edges. I but to size, mite red the corners and stained them. I used pocket screws to attach them
Step 12: Lower Shelf
Made the lower shelf the same way, cut, stained , edge trim, then pocket hole to attach
Step 13: Finish With Polyurethane to Protect Finish
Used 3 coats of polyurethane to protect the top surface
Step 14: Load It Up With Tools
Got all my stuff put on it
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