With a growing interest in D.I.Y., Tara found that she needed a workbench with decent storage and space for her drop saw. She built a custom portable workbench that gives her the freedom to roll the workbench out and use it by day, and still have space to keep her car in the garage at night.
Tara used non-marking lockable castors with up to 100kg load bearing. She went for the more affordable option in the Bunnings aisle and found that, after two and a half years, "they still work perfectly" even though her workbench has "copped a lot". To other members wanting to build a portable workbench, she advises "when looking at castors, make sure they are suitable for concrete, industrial areas and weight bearing for heavier loads".
After asking the community for ideas about what to add to her workbench, members suggested an attached box to store spare drop saw blades, pencils and tool accessories, hooks for extra tool storage and a slimline drawer under the tabletop.
Tara also cleared space in the garage by building vertical shelves along one wall so she has everything she needs on hand for her next build.
Other portable workbench projects
Workshop member JoeAzza took apart his existing workbench to build a frame that would accommodate wheels and added a beautiful Ash timber benchtop from Bunnings.
Workshop member TedBear found a clever way to add retractable wheels to his workbench and shares safety tips so that other members don't repeat his mistakes with this build.
Workshop member Gaz made this mobile workbench on castors for his drop saw with fold down arms for extra work space.
Other garage storage solutions
Workshop member Rolando used structural pine bolted to his shed frame to create custom shelves that perfectly fit these plastic storage tubs.
Workshop member lcooksey88’s garage makeover not only increased storage space, but also created a safe and functional area the whole family can access.
Workshop member Jess prettyliving and her husband built these custom shelves using large timber boards on heavy duty brackets, and labelled storage tubs to make everything easy to find.