Movable work table

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So i work out of my garage and needed a table that could house most of my tools and be movable. So i made this.

I started out with the bottom frame, basic 2×4′s

Then i made the top frame, but for this i did not put 2×4′s on the ends, just spaced in the center.

I then lifted the top and screwed it all together.

I took my router table and fitted it on one end.

I then put casters on it, with brakes of course.

On the opposite end i fit my table saw.

I put in a small pipe to attach my shop vac, help keep it a little cleaner.

In the center is a removable lid that exposes a tray a bit lower for my miter saw, this way the working surface is level with the rest of the table.

All in all i am very happy with the out come, i pull it out to the center of the garage when i need to do some work, and move it back against the wall when done, this way i have room to park my other toys in the garage. The top measures 8′ × 3′-4. Its a good sized table. Under neath i will be adding shelves and what not as needed to keep all my tools organized and easily accessed.

Very functional. I used a similar table/bench for 20+ years until recently building my Roubo. I still have my table saw mounted in the old one with the powered hand tools underneath. Well done taking the photos of the build and the build details. I removed the router after a few years on mine, and installed a compound powered mitre saw and fence. Just because I had the room for a mobile router bench. Yours works well I can tell. Great job.

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

It’s great to see what I assume is your daughter helping out. It is the time spent with children in the shop together that creates memories that last a lifetime for both of you! My daughter still comes to the shop to get things done, and now the 3 grandsons are there whenever they can. My son has become a master carpenter, even tho I didn’t have all the skills he attributes the time spent to a career of loving woodworking to the times we spent together designing and building things.

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Yes Thorreain, thats my daughter, she loves to be outside with me, when i was building her bedroom furniture she sat out there and played her guitar as i worked. She was only 4 then. The table works great so far, really have only used it for 2 projects, but hopefully once i finish organizing my garage, it will see a lot more use.

Kewl! Do you have any plan to attach a Vise? I went so long without one and cursed every time I needed it. You can pick up a cheap face Vise from Lee valley for $59 I think it was when I got mine in the fall.,41659,41661&ap=1

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

I haven’t thought about that, but this thing is a work in progress. I add as I need. I have not had the need for a vise as of yet, but I am sure I will. I will keep your link in mind. Thanks.

Great idea! Really like it. May have to do something like that.

Keith "Shin" Schindler

Perfect!Great job with the step by step photos.


Im loving it, it used to be a chore to get ready to do a project. Setting up work horses with a plywood to make tables, pulling tools from shelves, im talking 15-45 minutes setup just to start a project, but since my garage make over plus the addition of this table, set up takes about 10 minutes every time.

Yeah I have been a carpenter my whole life.Set up, take down…set up, take down etc.I know what you mean.It’s sweet when its already set up!