Got tired of not having anywhere to put things down and work on them in my garage. Its a single car garage and is mainly used for storage. Its never seen a car before. Aside from storage though, I of course keep my tools there.
So I did a bit good of Googling and found a bunch of options around, but settled on a simple design that is reinforced by some metal brackets.
Here’s my basic design.
- 3/4 plywood
- 4 x casters (Lowes)
- 4 x Simpson Strong-Tie 2×4 Rigid Tie Connector (Home Depot)
- 2 x Box Simpson Strong-Tie Strong-Drive Screws #8 (Home Depot)
- Other wood screws for top to frame (1 5/8″ I think)
- Does not show brackets, but only used 4. 1 for each top corner
- Unlike the plans I found, did not build with a bottom shelf. It is still very sturdy though
- Above plans show 2 plywood pieces on bottom of the frame. Ended up not doing that… But the concept would be a partial torsion box, which adds strength… If needed.
- Could only find casters with small enough connection heads at Lowes
- Simpson Strong-Tie products needed were only at Home Depot
- Top board overhangs frame by 2″ on each long side. Flush with short sides. Personal preference though. My thinking is that it will give me something to clame against.
- Be sure to countersink screws
- With overhanging sides, added aluminum corner brackets along the length. This should help prevent the long plywood side from splintering.
- Planning to add a power strip of some kind… Somewhere. Still trying to figure out best way to implement.
Original source for plans: http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/how-to-build-heavy-duty-workbench/