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Mobile CNC router workbench with drawers

Seaton
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Seaton
Seaton
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This custom-built workbench provides a home for a 6040 CNC (computer numerical control) router, as well as a shelf for the controller and drawers for storage.

 

 

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The project 

 

While I was on annual leave I actually got a chance to use my workshop for more than just storage, so I  started to organise it.

 

The first project was to build a table for my 6040 CNC router that I can wheel around – it had been sitting on a fixed table.  

 

After building the new table I added some drawers to store all the relevant bits and pieces for the CNC.

 

I wanted to build it a bit longer at 1200mm wide, but was limited to the lengths of 35mm x 70mm timber available, so it's 60mm shorter than on the plans I've posted below.

 

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Bunnings timber ready to go.

 

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Timber cut to length.

 

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Second frame.

 

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Legs.

 

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Casters added.

 

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MDF top on.

 

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Testing the 6040 CNC in its new home.

 

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Drawer frame.

 

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After a bit of knocking, it's in.

 

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Mounting drawer slides.

 

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Installing the drawers into the slides.

 

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Drawers installed.

 

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Controller in its new home.

 

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Test fit of drawer faces.

 

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Rear storage shelf.

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The final product. 

 

Here are the plans I drew up in Fusion 360 CAD software. They don't include the drawers as these were done in situ after the build.

 

Tips for building a workbench

 

Some notes:

  • I used pocket holes for all frame and drawer joints with the exception of the legs
  • All the frame timbers were the short offcuts available from Bunnings
  • You can adjust leg heights to suit
  • For drawer boxes and frame I used 15mm ply
  • The drawer bottoms are 6mm ply.

 

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I used CutList Optimizer for my drawer sheet cuts, which is free for up to 10 optimisations per day.

 

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How to build a workbench and garage storage

 

Experienced Bunnings Workshop member Rob has put together these great step-by-step guides: How to build a workbench and How to build garage storage

 

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Resident D.I.Y. expert MitchellMc has also made a step-by step guide to building a drill charging station

 

More ideas for your garage and shed

 

For more great ideas, check out Tool storage solutions and our Top 10 most popular garage and shed projects

 

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