WORKBENCH WITH WHEELS
Every good craft room needs a work table to do our crafty things. So after 9 years of doing it on the floor ( no not that, I mean crafting) I decided to build a workbench.
I have one, I build for my garage when I was building my kitchen cabinets. (yeah right, I had to build a workbench before I build the cabinets) So I thought I would paint it and use it in my craft room.
But after looking at it. It was too rough and It is so useful in the garage. I couldn’t part with it. I thought if one is great than two is better.
So I made one for the craft room. It only took me about 4 hours and it was cheep about $40.00.
power drill, sander , sand paper, 3″ screws, 2″ screws
3- 2×4 @ 8 feet long plus one piece 21-1/2″
cut 4 pieces 44-1/2″. 1piece 21-1/2 ” . 4 pieces 31″ . 4 pieces 24″
3- 1×4 @ 8 feet long
cut in half so you will 6 pieces about 4 feet long.
1 – 2×4 feet piece of plywood ( you can get these already cut at the lumber yard )
make 2 big rectangles using the 2 of the 44 1/2″ long pieces and the 24″ piecesscrew the one 21- 1/2″ in the center of the bottom rectangle for support. when you have the 2 rectangles screw them to the legs (the 31″ pieces), stating at 6″ from the bottom.the top rectangle is flush with the legs. then screw the plywood piece on top 6 screws screw the 1×4 to the bottom shelf I had to add this block to the legs to screw in the wheels, but if you don’t want wheels , then you are done. ready to finish or paint any way you want.
I used left over paint my husband brought me from one of his jobs. when I first saw the colors, my first thought was” what were they thinking ?” but it works great in here. I love the versatility of this bench it’s great in the garage or here.
The wheels make easy to move out of the way when I have bigger projects and need floor space.
When I have guests, it’s easy to turn back into a guest room by wheeling it into the hall and opening the wall bed.
Let me know what you think.