Rolling Work Bench With Storage

I have a new mitre saw and needed a place to mount it. I also wanted it to be mobile so I could move it where I need it.

 

rolling work bench with storage

Started by gathering all the necessary lumber (details at end of post!). I wanted 3 shelves and the top shelf I wanted something that resembles butcher block. Found a great panel piece at Lowe’s that seemed the perfect size.

The middle and bottom shelf didn’t have to be fancy so I grabbed some precut pieces of plywood that were exactly the same size as the top panel.

The legs are standard 2x4s cut to 36″

 

rolling work bench with storage

Using 2″ L-brackets I attached the 2x4s to make a corner. I made 4 of these, one for each corner.

 

rolling work bench with storage

I used a 1″ thick piece of scrap lumber to raise my bottom shelf up about 1″ off the floor. I situated the corner pieces around the bottom shelf and secured through each end with 2″ wood screws.

 

rolling work bench with storage

I used scrap pieces of lumber again to hold up the middle shelf around 18″ from the top. I secured these in around each side with wood screws.

 

rolling work bench with storage

I attached casters while I had the unit upside down. I did this before I attached the top shelf to ensure I didn’t scuff up the top.

 

rolling work bench with storage

Since I didn’t have a second person to hold the top shelf in place while I secured inside each corner, I decided to use extra pieces of lumber I had lying around in order to give me some extra length to attach the top.

 

rolling work bench with storage

I secured the top to the extra panels I just installed in prior step

 

rolling work bench with storage

I added a 1×2″ apron around each side.

It’s not the prettiest thing I’ve ever made but it certainly does the job!

I’ll be mounting my mitre saw to the top and adding a few S-hooks in order to have some hanging storage.

Materials I used for this project:

Large panels for shelves (3); 48″x24″   (Lowe’s)

2x4x3′ (8) & 1x2x4′ (1)   (Lowe’s)

2″ L-brackets (8)   (Lowe’s)

Wood screws (lots!)   (Already had)

Casters (4)   (Lowe’s)