Would something like this work for you with a peg board attached to the wall to hang you tools on? Just think about how mobile you want it and how much weight you want it to accomodate (weight of bench included). In hindsight I would have gotten bigger wheels and designed the bench shorter to accomodate. Please Select Username to appear on public areas of the site like community and recipe comments. If the hassle of clearing a workspace is making you put off that project you've been promising your significant other for weeks, have we got a project for you! The beauty of this garage workbench is that it takes advantage of that narrow space between the garage door and the side wall most garages have. Place the miter saw in its permanent position and measure the distance from the front of the fence to the wall. PDF versionAdditional PhotosAbout This Project After diving head-first into this website and too many projects to mention, I decided it was about time to have a workbench. Jacobsen workbenches are made entirely of durable, solid hardwood with precision-machined components and a built-in tail vise.
Although I have no official plans since it was home built, here's the one I built for my garage. It's 28 inches deep which allows for things like bench top drill presses, etc to sit on it with room. I'm not sure I would use diamond plate since it has raised ridges which won't allow things to sit evenly or flush and you don't want bench top tools wobbling. I have the one by holding it in place and the other side is attached to a 4x4 as the support beam on that front corner.
Simply share this product with your friends and family and earn affiliate revenue for every purchase made. The wall had to be kept clear for walking, so I made these out out of laminated closet doors on door hinges. My other workbench is a WWII surplus unit that is about 3' x 10' and made entirely of hardwood! Another workbench I started with a couple Sears Craftsman small metal work benches with drawers (boaght cheap, on clearance sale). A fold-out work table, a roll out table saw stand, a miter box table and lots of storage—cabinets, drawers, pegboard and shelves.

Nail the cross supports to the rails for the two bench sections and the shelf section with two 16d nails at each joint. Measure and mark that distance from the wall and snap a chalk line on the left table to align the extended fence.
Feel free to join the discussion by leaving comments, and stay updated by subscribing to the RSS feed. I have found some that I like online but I can't find the one I wanted to build a while back! Plus the raised diamond checkers would make brushing the dirt, dust, etc off it more difficult.
We only use your email to create an affiliate tracking account so we can pay you directly via PayPal. I covered the plywood top with a sheet of laminate, the stuff that you use for the back of light furniture, picked at home depot. One of my workbenches started with a ledger board (2x4) attached along the wall - then I built out and down from there the frame of the bench (again, 2x4's).
The tops were only about 20" in depth, so again I used a piece of premade laminate for a top. You will be able to hammer around on it without any worries, and the masonite is dense and wears pretty well. This bench layout lets you quickly fold out, slide out and pivot into position all the tools and work areas you need. If you can comfortably open the door and exit the car without maneuvering like a circus contortionist, you're in good shape. If you have one of the new slide miter saws, you may need more bench depth, but if you have a conventional miter saw, you may be able to make the bench narrower.
However, be aware that alterations also affect the dimensions of the table saw module (Fig.
An alcove allows the miter saw to be set below the bench top, making the miter saw table even with the bench (Fig. I don't do a lot of wood working but when something comes up I always wish I had a nice workbench with room to work.
The left over piece of plywood that was 1'x8' was fastened to the back side to act as a splash panel. A ledger board across wall at the height of the Sears Craftsman benches which were spaced out from the wall appropriatly - attached the laminate top.

When you're done for the day, you can have everything stashed neatly away five minutes after you hear the dinner bell. Plus, no fancy tools or know-how are required—just basic carpentry tools, a screw gun and a circular saw.
The bench is divided into four equal-size bays, so you can shorten it by one or more bays, or reconfigure the tool and workspace positions. My shed is 12' from front to back and I'm planning to make it a little under 8' long to leave space for a large tool box one day. The 4" side is vertical and all of the strips are held together by pieces of threaded rod with a heavy spring on one end.
Tons of tool and storage space on a lower shelf, in under-the bench roll-out drawers, inside low-cost upper utility cabinets and on Peg-Board will organize your tools and help your projects go faster. Round up a free weekend to put this workbench together and you'll be knocking out that long-awaited baby crib (or is the kid already in eighth grade?) by Sunday night. Set it as close to a wall as you can, then measure the distance to the mounting holes in the front of the base.
Screw a 2x4 support to the backside of the legs on either side of the miter saw bay to support the shelf (Fig.
That way, if the wood swells, it will compress the spring and if it contracts, the spring will keep the top solid. Rest the bench frame on the supports, level it and clamp the front rail to the temporary support legs. To help hold long material square to the saw fence, screw a 2x2 to the bench for an extended fence (Photo 5). I think it was originally built to go on the hangar deck of an aircraft carrier but that is just a guess! Plumb the permanent legs and screw them into the front of the shelf rail and into the back side of the bench rail with four 3-in. Measure the height of your miter saw table to determine how much to shim up the base of the saw to make it even with the table.
Make the miter saw removable for those on-the-road jobs by installing T-nuts and wing screws.

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