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Mobile workbench on castors

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This workbench was upcycled with wheels and a larger frame to offer more workspace and make it portable.





The project


My newly modified workbench is now mobile. I had to take apart my existing workbench and build a frame so I could install wheels.




I also had to reduce the height of the bench, cupboards and re-do some of the drawers, and I added a new ash timber benchtop from Bunnings.




The holes on the back of the workbench are for pegs to support long pieces of timber when cutting or planing. I can also place a clamp in the hole if required. I want to drill a hole on top of the vice and the benchtop in the near future for clamping wide boards by using the vice as a clamp.




The top has three coats of Bondall Monocel Satin Waterbased Clear Wood Varnish.




Before and after






How to build a workbench


Learn how to build your own portable workbench with plenty of storage by following this step-by-step guide by experienced Workshop member Peggers. There’s also a guide for building a matching garage storage unit so you can keep everything you need for your next build close at hand.




More D.I.Y. workbench projects


Workshop member Hazel built her table saw into this portable workbench and used reclaimed timber from a tenpin bowling lane for an extra sturdy top.


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In need of more tool storage and a bigger work area, Workshop member Rodney designed this custom workbench with loads of built-in tool storage.


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Unable to find a portable workbench that ticked all the boxes, Bunnings Workshop member Tara created her own with lockable castor wheels, space for her drop saw and plenty of storage alongside vertical shelving.




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