Mobile Workbench





Introduction: Mobile Workbench

About: Passion for making.

This workbench is designed to move around a workshop and provide some extra space for your tools. It also helps keep your tools in order. I mainly used left over materials like an old kitchen drawer and a counter top.

Step 1: Making Mobile Workbench

Step 2: Measurements and Materials

  • Screws, staples, glue.....
  • 30mm counter top
  • 12mm plywood
  • 15 mm chipboard
  • 20mm MDF
  • 48x48 wood for shelves
  • Caster wheels can handle 25kg load each
  • 3mm thick rubber mat to keep tools in place
  • White Furniture paint and counter top oil to give nicer look
  • Drawer can handle 30 kg load



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    7 Discussions


    1 year ago

    Never think you "have to have the latest" jigs and fixtures! You can make anything with the basics, a hand saw, screw drivers, and very little else. When stationed in Hawaii in the late 70's/80's, I made a very nice set of bookshelves with just a circular saw and drill. It was a fun and functional build. (Hm, wonder what ever happened to them?) They were put together with dowels and 2x4's for the uprights. I wish I still had those plans, I might try to remake them from memory? Nah! That is lost also.

    Most likely Kaizen-Foam (available on Amazon)

    The Foam is from my old tool box. Original plan was to make custom foam cutouts but my local hardware stores doesn't have that stuff.

    I like to do simple joints with screws and glue. With good handsaw you can do pretty long and straight cuts too.

    What a great and simple design. I often get intimidated when I see all the "fancy" tools used; plainer, all kinds of jigs and clamps, etc. Great to see that you can get such a functional workbench build with basically the essentials! Very encouraging. Thanks a bunch for the instructable!!