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Mobile workbench on castors

JoeAzza
Super Contributor
JoeAzza
JoeAzza
Super Contributor

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

 

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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

 

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Before and after

 

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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.

 

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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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