Miter Saw– I’d recommend a 12 inch sliding, miter saw
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
Attach the plywood table top
Use 2 inch wood screws to attach the plywood to the 2×4 boards.
Add the legs
Connect each 4×4 corner leg to the outer frame with 3 1/2 inch wood screws.
Connect the support boards
Space the support boards evenly and attach from the outside frame with wood screws.
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.
Attach lower shelf
Attach the lower shelf to the shelf frame and then to the corner legs with wood screws.
Assemble the lower frame
Assemble lower frame and add siding.
Flip the table on it’s side once you’ve finished constructing it. Go ahead and add wheels to each leg as seen below.
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.
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.