Portable Workbench with Storage

DIY Portable Workbench with Storage - Free Plans

So my garage has been a complete disaster lately and with projects going on, what seems like, every weekend I really needed a portable workbench with storage for the excessive amount of stains and tools that I have been accumulating. I came up with this design for a portable plywood workbench with storage out of necessity for something that was not only a solid work surface but something that would be the best use of space.

DIY Portable Workbench with Storage | Free Plans | Rogue Engineer

DIY Portable Workbench with Storage | Free Plans | Rogue Engineer

DIY Portable Workbench with Storage | Free Plans | Rogue Engineer

DIY Portable Workbench with Storage | Free Plans | Rogue Engineer

DIY Portable Workbench with Storage | Free Plans | Rogue Engineer

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Materials


Purebond


Cut List


DIY Plywood Workbench Plans - Cutlist


Dimensions


DIY Plywood Workbench Plans - Dimensions


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DIY Plywood Workbench Plans - Step 1

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DIY Portable Workbench with Storage| Step 1

DIY Portable Workbench with Storage| Step 1

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DIY Plywood Workbench Plans - Step 2

DIY Portable Workbench with Storage| Step 2

DIY Portable Workbench with Storage| Step 2

DIY Portable Workbench with Storage| Step 2

DIY Portable Workbench with Storage| Step 2


DIY Plywood Workbench Plans - Step 3

I installed my casters using three 1-1/4″ pocket screws in each caster so that they went into the vertical plywood used for the sides. You could also use 3/4″ screws without having to worry about the screws sticking out the other side of the base panel.

DIY Portable Workbench with Storage| Step 3

DIY Portable Workbench with Storage| Step 3


DIY Plywood Workbench Plans - Step 4

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DIY Plywood Workbench Plan - Step 5

DIY Portable Workbench with Storage| Step 5

I used a can of stain for my shelf pin jig starting point. First drilling a single hole.

DIY Portable Workbench with Storage| Step 5

Remove the can and pin the hole before drilling the rest.

DIY Portable Workbench with Storage| Step 5

DIY Portable Workbench with Storage| Step 5

Repeat for the inside row.

DIY Portable Workbench with Storage| Step 5

Pin the bottom of your jig to the highest hole and continue drilling.

DIY Portable Workbench with Storage| Step 5

I used a 7″ piece of scrap as a starting point for the larger shelves

DIY Portable Workbench with Storage| Step 5

And repeated the same process.


DIY Plywood Workbench Plan - Step 6

Step 6: Install Rosin Roll

DIY Portable Workbench with Storage | Step 6

Start drilling your 3/4″ hole on one side.

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As soon as your wood bit starts to pop out the other side…

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…finish hole from that side to prevent blowout.

DIY Portable Workbench with Storage | Step 6

PRE-DRILL and loosely install keeper strap.

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Tight enough that it can be rotated and stay out of the way.


Questions? Comments?


As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!

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  • Denise from Savannah

    Thanks so much for posting this. I found the link through Facebook. I’ve had a Kreg Jig for two years now, and all I’ve done is move it from place to another during an “organization” task. This project is going to get me to get it out of the box. It looks perfect because of the size, ease of moveability, storage, and the paper roll. I’m seeing it as a place where DIY projects can be completed, and as a place where a proper covering could allow it to be used to display food for outdoor barbecues and parties, repot plants, wrap presents, cut out sewing projects, and as a holding place during real organization projects. I’ll definitely post once completed, but now that I have my project, I have to convince myself I can do this and get the supplies. Thanks again.

    • Awesome Denise! And I couldn’t agree more, it’s definitely a multifunctional table for sure. And I’m gonna give you my best “YOU CAN DO IT” (Waterboy impression). But honestly, this is a pretty easy build, just make sure to get the cuts I have outlined in the cut list done by the HD or Lowes guys and it will save you a bunch of time and effort.

  • Hi Jamison! We had to feature this super amazing workbench today on Ana-White.com, pop on over and check it out! Thanks for sharing this awesome project!

  • Raul Padilla

    Thank you for posting/sharing this. I saw this on Facebook about 6 months ago and finally decided to make it. This is pretty much my first project. The plans and pictures made it simple to make this project. Once again Thank you for sharing.

    • Thanks Raul. This is a great first project. Glad I could help.

  • Stephen

    Thanks for sharing your plans! I’m almost done with mine.
    1) when installing casters, do you mean you used only 3 screws for each caster? Your post reads as if you only installed 3 casters.
    2) shelf pins need to be added to the materials list, unless I missed something. Thanks again!

    • Awesome Stephen! I’d love to see a picture of it when you get done!

      1) The four casters should be installed with 3 screws each. I’ll make that more evident.
      2) Thanks for the heads up. I’ll add them now.

  • Ted Stratton

    Jamie
    I made this over the last few days. I will upload the photos when I stain it and paint it. The only things I changed where the casters I used all terrian tires. That way I can roll into the back yard for planting and larger outdoor projects. Also I used Steel threaded pipe with screw on ends. I just thought it looked a bit cleaner. I could not have imagines how much space it freed up in the garage. Pictures to follow after the garage sale, shelf build and cleaning. We have a picky person in our house. I gonna make the trestle desk this week. But I plane on make the airplane. I have not do t the rework but I need to make it a three seater. We have three boys and one set of twins. I repost in that thread as well. As for a future project can you look at a laundry cart. Hanging clothes and shelf at the bottom. Then you could just roll it to the right room to put it away. Just a thought happy building.

    • That’s awesome Ted. Off road tires for your workbench. Why didn’t I think of that. Can’t wait to see pics. Thanks for the ideas.

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