If you think about it, every work space needs a workbench. But sometimes, when your space is limited, that workbench needs to be moved, and it needs to be moved fast. In this tutorial you will learn how-to make a sturdy, mobile workbench. A workbench which is made to move easy and is sure to last.
As an old framing carpenter everything I make is built to last. Like this new mobile workbench, I betcha this work bench is still rolling around here when I’m really old, worn ragged and just plain tired…
Keep it simple…
This 4 x 8 foot mobile workbench is not only easy to make, it is versatile and sturdy, offering plenty of space to work, as well as lots of storage below. Constructed from left over framing lumber, four inexpensive caster wheels, and a couple sheets of oriented strand board (OSB), this mobile workbench is large enough to handle just about any project you can come up with.
- 4 – 6″ Caster Wheels
- 9 – 2 x 4 @ 45″
- 2 – 2 x 4 @ 96″
- 4 – 2 x 4 @ 93″
- 7 – 2 x 4 @ 42″
- 2 – 2 x 4 @ 83″
- 4 – 4 x 4 @ 26 1/2″
- 2 – 48 x 96 x 3/4″ OSB
- 2″ and 3″ wood screws
- 16 – 3″ x 1/4″ lag bolts
Another advantage of constructing this basic mobile workbench is the limited amount of tools required to build such a project. As you will see in the video posted below, there are very few tools needed to construct this basic work table.
Basic Tools Needed
- Circular saw
- Pneumatic nail gun or framing hammer
- Cordless drill
- Tape measure
- Carpenters pencil
- Speed square
So what are you waiting for? Now is as good a time as any to watch the video and learn how easy it is to construct your own mobile workbench.
Click on the video below to watch How-to Make a Mobile Workbench
Let’s not kid ourselves. There are as many tried and tested techniques to build a mobile workbench as there are carpenters on the earth. For me, this simple box-framed construction method will handle all my needs and the wheels really roll!
Thank you for taking time to read this tutorial. Be sure to leave any comments, questions, or suggestions in the space below. And don’t hesitate to let me know if there is anything specific you’d like help building.