DIY Rolling Work Bench

Welcome to DIYPete.com and thanks for stopping by! In this tutorial we’ll walk through the process of building a rolling work bench. The work bench tutorial, video, and free work bench plans will give you everything you need to build your own. The work bench will provide you with a flat surface to build all your projects. It has locking caster wheels to move it around the shop and is strong enough to build concrete counters on.  Have fun with the project!

Tools:
 

Miter Saw​– I’d recommend a 12 inch sliding, miter saw
Circular Saw
Drill
And/OR Impact Driver
Orbital Sander​– Ryobi makes a nice one. ( 220 grit sandpaper )
Tape Measure, Straight Edge, Pencil
Sanding Block with 600-800 grit sandpaper
Paint Brush, Rag
Speed Square
Clamps (optional)

Safety Equipment
Dust Mask
Respirator
Eye Protection
Ear Protection
Hearing Protection
Rubber Gloves

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DIY Pete Workbench

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Attach the plywood table top

Use 2 inch wood screws to attach the plywood to the 2×4 boards.

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Add the legs

Connect each 4×4 corner leg to the outer frame with 3 1/2 inch wood screws.

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Connect the support boards

Space the support boards evenly and attach from the outside frame with wood screws.

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Build the lower shelf

Use a circular saw to cut out the lower shelf. Then cut out notches on two of the corners with a jigsaw.

work bench cut out with jig saw
Attach lower shelf

Attach the lower shelf to the shelf frame and then to the corner legs with wood screws.

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Assemble the lower frame

Assemble lower frame and add siding.

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Flip!

Flip the table on it’s side once you’ve finished constructing it. Go ahead and add wheels to each leg as seen below.

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Attach caster wheels

Locking caster wheels are a perfect addition for any work bench. I move the bench around the shop quite often. I also roll it outside on sunny days or sometimes when sanding wood or doing concrete projects. The wheels are attached with 2 1/2 inch long 1/4 inch diameter lag bolts.

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Add optional handles

I added galvanized pipe handles to each side of the table. They are perfect for storing clamps and other tools. In addition, they help out when moving the table.

workbench with handles

Enjoy!

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  • JP Brown

    And here it is! I decided to not go with the siding as I won’t be moving it around much. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f0240b37aaa62ceff9bc75ec38f8808f835a1888a5622a93a4785f2acb6ba797.jpg

    • DIYPETE

      Awesome JP it turned out great!

  • JP Brown

    Are the side panels necassary? Or are they just fot decoration?

    • DIYPETE

      JP,
      The side panels aren’t structurally necessary. They are partially for decoration and they also help the keep tools on the bottom shelf from sliding off when moving the bench.

      Cheers!

      • JP Brown

        He Pete. Im moving into my new house on Saturday. After we get settled its game time. Just need to get a miter saw and some material. Ill post pictures soon