Rolling shop table

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Project by Paden501 posted 12-18-2012 01:48 PM 2865 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been focusing most of my woodworking time lately toward making my shop space more usable, and this project went a long way toward that goal. I work in a 2-car garage, and we try to fit at least 1 car in it during the winter months, so everything in my shop needs to be somewhat mobile. In order to help with that, I built this simple rolling cabinet.

The construction of the cabinet is nothing special. I used some scrap pine for the legs, and scrap 1/2” MDF for the panels. It rolls on 2” casters. The top is made of a couple fir 2×4s that I had left over from framing my basement. i just planed them down square and ripped them 1” wide on the table saw (WOW did they bend when you ripped them!) I then flipped them on end and glued them in to a butcher block style top.

The finish is just Minwax water based poly (gloss), sprayed 4 coats.

I primarily use the table top for my planer (as you can see), but it also gets use as a small assembly area sometimes, and for helping me get heavy materials out of my truck. The table is appx the same height as my truck bed, so I can slide heavy boxes, etc (Like a Jointer in a box for instance) out of the truck and onto the table. This allows me to roll the box to where I want to unload it without ever having to wrestle it to the ground.

At some point I’m going to put shelves inside and possibly a front cabinet door, but I refuse to ‘buy’ material for garage furniture, so I’m waiting until I have some scrap.

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#1 posted 12-18-2012 01:55 PM

Simple, very functional, and best of all FREE … what more could you ask for?

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#2 posted 12-18-2012 03:56 PM

Good job that will come in handy.


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#3 posted 12-19-2012 07:13 PM

Great job gave me an idea for my shop its a small shop that would come in handy

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