All in One Work Bench

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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
2-4x4
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

Drying.....

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

Wood Contest 2016

Second Prize in the
Wood Contest 2016

Maker Olympics Contest 2016

Third Prize in the
Maker Olympics Contest 2016

Summer Fun Contest 2016

Participated in the
Summer Fun Contest 2016

1 Person Made This Project!

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76 Comments

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ericdweis82
ericdweis82

4 months ago on Step 1

You say 2-4×4's. ? But I see 4 of them for the legs

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head1855
head1855

5 months ago

What would you suggest to modify this bench to include a table saw in-feed section?

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jenadelk
jenadelk

5 months ago

Well done.

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unL33T
unL33T

10 months ago on Step 14

As a beginning woodworking hobbyist I am curious what all the tools are. Care to share? (Or perhaps someone more familiar can identify them.)

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caberneigh
caberneigh

Question 11 months ago on Step 1

Any chance of plans or dimensions

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clewi
clewi

Question 1 year ago on Step 1

What dimensions did you build to, did not see those anywhere?

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handydave937
handydave937

2 years ago

Great project, I was poking around for ideas and you set me in the right direction. I used those same casters on 2 other projects and I really like them. 2 thumbs up.

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AdamH145
AdamH145

3 years ago

I took your design and used what I had to make a similar table. Used 2x6's to make the table as that what I had. It's a beefy table! Now to finish the top.

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Needjah
Needjah

Reply 2 years ago

What are the dimensions of your bench AdamH145? Looks good

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Needjah
Needjah

2 years ago

GREAT bench, but not really an "Instructable"

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cb77305
cb77305

3 years ago

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.

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KevD44
KevD44

4 years ago

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

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PremaL4
PremaL4

4 years ago

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 ( lutherking1912@gmail.com )
I can share my plans

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attawudh
attawudh

4 years ago

So strong with usefull

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AndrewW197
AndrewW197

4 years ago

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

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JpsManCave
JpsManCave

4 years ago

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?

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JetMechanic
JetMechanic

Reply 4 years ago

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.

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nickd561
nickd561

Reply 4 years ago

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

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JpsManCave
JpsManCave

Reply 4 years ago

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