Rolling Workbench with "Drill Holders"

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About This Project

Given that I work out of my garage, I desperately needed a rolling workbench in order to roll out, make the sawdust mess, and roll back in. I had already made Michaela's island for another purpose inside my house, and I loved the sturdiness of the 4x4 posts as legs. I had industrial-type locking castors, but they only screwed in with a threaded post. Thanks to my engineer dad, he determined the best way to attach a screw-in castor to the bottom of the 4x4 (and did all that work for me!).

The size is modified from Michaela's original plan to include a 3 1/2" overhang all the way around for easy clamping (and top is 6' x 2.5'). I also cut a 2' piece of PVC pipe into 3 sections and attached for my drill storage. I put full-extension glides on the drawers and made some dividers from scrap wood.

Pine, Douglas Fir 4x4s, and MDF for shelving and tabletop
Required Skill Level: 
Estimated Time Investment: 
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used: 
4 coats of Spar Urethane


This is beautiful. If anything you create ON this table looks nearly as beautiful as the table itself, you have found a new profession. Good job!

This would be the perfect workbench for my small shop/garage. Would love a full write up on how to create it. Great work.

Thank you for this great project!I've recently moved in a new house and I have a big gladiator garage there.I've used your project in order to build this workbench and it looks great.It is also very useful as I have a lot of tools to storage.