Shop work bench version 1.

16 Dec

Earlier this year I built a rolling work bench for the wood working shop. It’s based of one Norm Abram made on the New Yankee Workshop. The simple construction makes it light yet strong. It’s also very budget friendly, just taking a few sheets of plywood and MDF. It’s basically a hollow core door on a rolling platform, with a replaceable MDF work surface.

I started by ripping a bunch of 3/4″ thick plywood in to strips.


The strips were glued, nailed, and screwed. A 1/2″ sheet of ply was put on top to create a storage shelf. Casters were then attached.

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After the casters were attached, legs were made from more 3/4″ plywood.


The top is made from 1/4″ ply sandwiching a 3/4″ ribbing, like the base. Think hollow core door.


The top is capped with 3/4″ MDF. (I replaced the two sheets with one solid sheet.


It’s held up great for the last year. I highly recommend this construction method for a quick workbench. I liked it so much, I made a second one for the auto area of the shop.

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