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.
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- Kreg DIY Kit (Amazon)
- Miter Saw
- Tape Measure
- Safety Glasses
- Hearing Protection
- Qty 3 Sheets 3/4″ x 48″ x 96″ Purebond Plywood
- 1-1/4″ Coarse Washer-Head Pocket Screws
- Qty 4 Swivel Casters
- Rosin Paper, 36″ Width, 200′ Length (1 Roll)
- 3/4″ x 5′ Electrical Metallic Tubing (EMT) Conduit
- 1/4″ x 2″ x 8″ (used as “keepers” in step 6; I used scrap)
- 3/4″ Wood Screws
- 5mm Shelf Pins
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.
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!