When I first got my table saw I was super excited to use it. It came with a stand that worked well, but it was just not as easy to use as I hoped. What I wanted was an outfeed table to make it smoother to use. And since I work out of a garage, I figured a mobile workbench that also doubled as an outfeed table was the way to go.
I wanted the workbench to be easily moved and be functional for my needs. But I didn’t want to just throw a functional eyesore together. It needed to be something I would be proud to show to others. So, after tons of planning and 3d modeling, I came up with the design for this table saw workbench.
There is a space below the table saw that just felt wasted. It was too small to store much in, and if left as a shelf, I’m sure I wouldn’t use it. So instead, I added a drawer there. It is the perfect place to hold the accessories for the table saw. For the top surface, I went with a laminated sheet of plywood to keep it hefty enough for my needs. For the construction, I used some dado joints, rabbet joints, and pocket holes for securing the top surfaces. It’s a good project to make and practice some different methods of joinery.
Since I need to be able to move the workbench each time I use it, I added some retractable casters. For the times I want it to be stable and sturdy, I also placed some heavy-duty furniture levelers on the legs. This was necessary since my garage/shop floor is not even close to level. I initially wanted to put the casters on the inside of the workbench legs, but it just did work out to be functional there. So instead, I put them on the outside. I was concerned this could end up being a trip hazard, but it turns out that isn’t the case. The size of the overhang on the top surface keeps your natural movements far away from the casters.
There is a large work surface and good storage area underneath. I did have some plans for more storage solutions on the workbench, but that will be something left for another time. Using it as it is, I still find the open storage surface very useful. Before I decide on any additions, I want to build out other pieces like my miter station and a shop cart. Once those are done, it will be easier to see what else is needed.
I have a video of the build on my YouTube channel, and detailed plans for anyone that wants to build this workbench themselves.
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