IMG_20160130_162510536My garage doesn’t have a bench. Let me say that again for those who know me well know that I’ve probably built a workbench in every garage I’ve ever lived in. My garage doesn’t have a workbench! If Natalie and I were going to start this homestead journey in the spring, I had to have a trusty handy dandy workbench. I, however, wasn’t interested in leveraging one of the tried and true designs I’d built in the past, I wanted something simple and different, I wanted something movable.

My design is quite simple. It’s based off of a single 4′ x 8′ 3/4″ plywood top. I wanted to limit the cuts so I bought 4″ x 4″ x 8′ beams for the legs and 2″ x 6″ x 8′ boards for the skirt. I used standard 2″ x 4″ x 8′ boards for the framing and support. 2lbs of deck screws and 4 2″ casters and 4 hours of cutting, screwing and sweating and I had a mobile workbench that was solid as a rock and incredibly utilitarian. I love it and it’s going to get lots of use in the next few months, I’m sure of that. More pictures of the build are below.