All in One Work Bench





Introduction: All in One Work Bench

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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
Wood stain.

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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    I just finished a potting bench for my wife - nowhere the workmanship that obviously went into this beautiful project. I used nothing but scrap - mostly 2 x 4s - collected over the years, so it looks rough but is square in all the right places - thanks to me DeWalt chopsaw.

    how long is this? I need half the upper table size

    Good design and it is very easy for new woodworkers, and I used different type of plans for my customer, and one of the woodworking forum I download few different plans and I used for my customer and they like it, If anyone looking for different woodworking plans contact at ( )
    I can share my plans

    So strong with usefull

    Well-bethought project, and beautifully executed. Thank you for posting!

    Looks good. Not a big fan of the table saw part cantilevering like that. im sure it is more than fine just little personal preference on my part. how long you think the finish on the top will last?

    Look at the mass of the rest of the table. Then consider that the center
    of the mass over that cantilevered section is only about 12"
    from the closest support point, and you'll realize that your concerns
    are unnecessary.

    You could always place wheels under the table saw but I haven't had a issue yet. The poly should last a few years. You can always sand it with 220 and add another coat to make it look new again

    im sure you wont ever have a problem it looks very stout. I was just wondering about the top. me and a buddy are looking into building close to the same thing but have been looking at using Melamine for the top

    I have a tendency to lean on my workbench and i'm afraid that, even with locking casters, the bench will still move when I don't want it to. Do you see any movement when the casters are locked? I was thinking i'd use something like these. (Inspired by the movable stairs at Home Depot)