Mobile Workbench with Table Saw

Build a DIY mobile workbench with space for a table saw with these step-by-step plans.

DIY mobile workbench

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I’ve been working on getting my shop in order lately and finally built a couple workbenches. In case you missed it, last week I shared the plans for the new miter saw stand. My goal with the shop is to maximize space, but still be able to park the car in there when necessary. The miter saw stand is a permanent workbench at the back of the shop, but I also put together a DIY mobile workbench. It sits against the side wall when not in use (so the car fits), but I can move it anywhere in the shop when I’m working on a project. I built it around the table saw so it works as an out-feed table when I use the saw, but then I can lower the blade and use the whole table top. Win-win!

** UPDATE 9/24/20 – this update is sponsored by MicroJig

This workbench is HANDS-DOWN the most used table in my shop. I use it every day and assemble every. single. project on this thing. There have been SO MANY times I’ve needed to clamp boards down in the middle of the tabletop, so this week I added some MicroJig dovetail clamps. They’re awesome for those situations when your normal clamps can’t quite reach far enough. I’ve already been using them like crazy, so I highly recommend adding them! See Step 11 for all the details.

The lumber and cut lists are available for purchase. Your purchase also includes a downloadable PDF of the plans. If you prefer, the plans are available in the post below – you simply have to calculate the lumber and cut lists yourself. Thank you for your support.

Enjoy the plans!

Step 1.

Assemble the bottom frame as shown below. Use 2 1/2″ self tapping screws through the frame to attach the 2x4s.

Mobile Workbench with Tablesaw step 1

Pocket holes are a great option if you don’t want to see the screws from the front of the bench. However, since this is just a workbench, I simply screwed through the frame into the shorter 2x4s.

Step 2.

Attach the side legs to the bottom frame with 2 1/2″ screws. The bottom of the frame should sit flush with the bottom of the legs.

Mobile Workbench with Tablesaw step 2

Attach the front and back legs to the frame and side legs with 2 1/2″ screws. I attached the side legs to the frame first and then drove a couple screws through the legs into the narrow side of the front and back legs to secure them together. You can see the approximate location of the screws in the diagram below.

Mobile Workbench with Tablesaw step 3

Here’s a top view:

Mobile Workbench with Tablesaw step 4

Put the bottom shelf in place on the bottom frame and attach with 1 1/4″ screws. Countersink the screws so they won’t get in the way.

Mobile Workbench with Tablesaw step 5

It’s very difficult to put the bottom shelf in later (ask me how I know …), so definitely put it in before attaching the top frame in Step 3.

Step 3.

Build the top frame as shown. Use 2 1/2″ screws to attach the long sides to the supports.

Mobile Workbench with Tablesaw step 6

Step 4.

Attach the top frame to the legs with 2 1/2″ screws.

Mobile Workbench with Tablesaw step 7

I assembled the frame upside down to get top frame flush with the tops of the legs. Simply flip the bench over, move the new top frame into place, make sure everything is sitting flat on the ground, and attach the legs to the frame. No need to worry about clamping or balancing the top frame in mid-air while you try to attach it!

Step 5.

Assemble the frame for the table saw shelf with 2 1/2″ screws. Place those two center 2×4 supports wherever necessary to support the base of your table saw.

Mobile Workbench with Tablesaw step 8

Step 6.

Place the shelf at the appropriate height for your table saw (mine was 11″) and attach to the workbench frame with 2 1/2″ screws.

Mobile Workbench with Tablesaw step 9

Here’s a side view:

Mobile Workbench with Tablesaw step 10

Step 7.

Use a jigsaw to cut the section for your table saw out of the table top. The dimensions shown work for my table saw. Adjust as necessary.

Mobile Workbench with Tablesaw step 14

Step 8.

Attach the 2×4 feet to the legs with 2 1/2″ screws.

Mobile Workbench with Tablesaw step 11

Fasten the locking casters to the feet with 1 1/4″ screws. I used washers on each screw since the screw heads were smaller than the holes in the caster wheels. You could also use washer head screws.

Step 9.

Center the tabletop and attach it to the frame with 1 1/4″ screws. There should be a 1 1/2″ overhang around the tabletop where it meets the legs.

Mobile Workbench with Tablesaw step 12

Countersink the screws into the particle board so they won’t get in the way of your work.

Step 10.

I added a simple clamp rack along one end once the bench was finished.

Simply attach a small scrap board to the inside of the legs.

Step 11.

**UPDATE 9/24/20**

To add the MicroJig dovetail clamps, simply route a dovetail along the workbench wherever you want to place the clamps. No need to add any metal track or anything like that!

If you have 1 1/2 HP router (which is what my Ryobi is), start by routing a 1/4″ relief groove. I clamped a 2×4 to the workbench as a guide for the router to make these cuts:

Next, use the MicroJig dovetail router bit to cut the dovetail:

Make sure to cut the dovetail in the center of the 1/4″ relief groove if you had to cut that first. I just left the 2×4 guide in place when I switched from the straight bit to the dovetail bit to make sure I cut along the exact same line.

I added tracks along all four sides of the tabletop:

Once you’ve cut the tracks, the clamps just slide right into place:

dovetail clamp

I’m not sure how the particleboard is going to hold up to the clamping pressure long-term, but it’s been fine so far. If I run into issues, I’ll replace the top with nicer plywood or something more durable.

If you’re planning to add these clamps, I’d recommend going with a plywood top, rather than the particleboard like I did. It’ll be more durable in the long run.

And there you have it!

Just a heads up – I built this bench to fit my Ryobi table saw. Make sure to measure your table saw and adjust accordingly.

DIY mobile workbench

Please let me know if you have any questions and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

If you’d like more information, I’ve also saved a video tutorial for this workbench to my highlights on my Instagram.

DIY mobile workbench
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  1. Colton says

    Does this interfere with your Ryobi table saw fence? I have the same table saw and just wanted to make sure.

    • tylynn_sattler says

      I situated the table saw so there’s a little gap behind it to move the fence around or take it on and off. I just figured out where it had to sit before I attached it to the shelf.

      • Jonathan Eastwood says

        Thanks for the plans. I had to adapt slightly for the Dewalt rack and pinion fence to work, but the basic design and most of the measurements helped me out tremendously. Thanks

        • patrick says

          Question for all regarding the fence… what sort of modifications are need to make this work with the Dewalt? The table is right up againt the saw on all 3 sides. My fence slides out pretty far left and right. How do you account for that in the build?

        • Caleb says

          Hey man, do you mind sending me rough measurements for your dewalt set up? I have the dewalt as well so trying to figure out what it looks like and how the fence slides will work.

  2. Chad White says

    I made a workbench just like this a few years ago and still using it. I ended up building a custom fence system for the craftsman table saw that I had. I also already had a small craftsman router table so I installed it into the other end of the workbench flush with the top so it was flat when I was working on the bench. I love it. I have since upgraded table saws so I will be upgraded the workbench to hold my Shapeoko 3 XXL underneath. Awesome build, great job.

  3. Denise Ocello says

    What about the dust bag for under the saw? How are you collecting all that dust and trash if it is flat on the table?

    • tylynn_sattler says

      I just take the blade guard off the saw and vacuum it out. You could cut a section out of the shelf so there’s room to attach something for sawdust collection (or just let the sawdust fall out)

      • Sheila says

        I cut out a section under the table saw for a dust collection scoop. Not sure the words… picked it up from harbor freight for $10, then used an elbow, and I plug into the dust collection vacuum when using

  4. Joe says

    Wait, what happened? I just I bought the stuff on the shopping list, made all the cuts but now I still have 4 extra 8’ 2x4s left over. I’ve checked and double checked that I made all the cuts. Not a big deal I guess. I’ll find something to do with them for sure.

    • tylynn_sattler says

      You’re correct. Sorry about that. I just went back and double checked, and I must’ve added something up wrong the first time. You only need 11. Thanks for bringing that to my attention!

      • Jonathan Eastwood says

        I bought 11 and only used 9! I guess it depends on making the right cuts to make as much use of each one

        • tylynn_sattler says

          Sorry about that! Sometimes I don’t calculate the exact most efficient cuts. Thank you for letting me know – I hope you can find a use for the extra boards!

  5. Heather says

    Having a hard time getting the table saw shelf mounted…built exactly to spec and it is too big for the space. Might have to build it in the space after measuring how high it needs to be. I have Rockwell portable table saw vs your ryobi

    • tylynn_sattler says

      Hmmm … not sure what’s going on with that. All I can recommend is to triple check everything or just build it to fit. Let me know if I can help at all! Also, make sure your Rockwell will fit. I built the bench to fit the Ryobi, but the Rockwell may have slightly different dimensions.

    • tylynn_sattler says

      I designed the gap wide enough for my saw to get full miters to either side when the saw is positioned at the front of the tabletop. Double check with your saw before you attach things, but it should work if you have the same saw.

  6. Mary Ann Goldberg says

    I’ve been searching and searching and this is it! But I’m not on Instgram. How can I get access to the plans?

    • tylynn_sattler says

      These are the plans. I just have a video on Instagram to help clarify anything if necessary. There’s not a printable version (I can’t quite afford that software yet 😉 ), but all the info you need to build this is listed on this post!

  7. Sam says

    Hey! Definitely going to give this a shot but don’t you need 3 sheets of plywood assuming 4×8 sheets? Based on your cuts for the bigger top and bottom shelf, I don’t see enough leftover to make a 33″ x 18 1/4″ single square for your table saw shelf? Let me know I am missing something here. Thanks!

    • tylynn_sattler says

      I cut the tabletop out of 1 piece of plywood and then cut both the bottom shelf and tablesaw shelf out of the 2nd. If you have a 4’x 8′ sheet, you should be able to rip it to 33″, cut the 69″ section for the bottom shelf, and have a piece that’s 33″x27″ left. Cut the tablesaw shelf out of that at 33″x 18 1/4″

    • tylynn_sattler says

      I’m sorry, but there is not a downloadable version for these plans. The lumber list, cut list, and plans are all listed in the post. I do not currently have software that allows me to create downloadable plans.

      • Jerry Mallett says

        If you download and install a FREE PDF creator application it will setup as a Printer Driver on your PC. Then go into to ShetchUp, load your plans, and choose the option to print. When the print Dialog box pops up go to thye drop down list where your default printer should be showing and you’ll find the PDF driver. Selcet that and you will be able to print it as a PDF file to any loctaion on your PC. Try this one..

    • tylynn_sattler says

      It’s four 2x4s @ 5 INCHES long. They’re the “feet” for the bottom of the legs so you have something to attach the casters to. I see that was a little difficult to read since I wrote (feet) in the description … definitely looked like you were supposed to cut them at 5 FEET long, not 5″ for the feet. I just went back and edited it. Thanks for drawing that to my attention and sorry about the inconvenience!

  8. Rick says

    I want to be able to use the entire workbench without the table saw.

    I am going to make the opening slightly more than 1-1/2″ wider and 3/4″ deeper than the top of my saw. I’ll put 1×3 cleats on three sides and drop an insert made from a double layer of plywood into the opening so it is flush with the bench top.

    I am also thinking about doing the same thing on one of the long sides to drop in a miter saw and then cover the opening.

  9. Rick says

    I just saw your comment about not being able to afford software yet. Take a look at the FREE version of Google Make (used to be called Google Sketchup). I have been using it for over 5 years. It is very easy to learn and does everything I need for designing wood projects.

    • tylynn_sattler says

      Thanks for the recommendation! I’ve been using the free online Sketchup and can create drawings and plans, but it doesn’t let me export them to a pdf. Does Google Make have an option to export plans to pdf? I know the paid version of Sketchup includes “layout” which would allow me to export to pdf, but a free option would be great at this point.

  10. Will says

    If the top frame with legs had a size 38″ maximum width how is a 36″ x 73″ table top going to sit over it or am I missing something

    (30″ short frame width) + (2″longest frame left side) + (2″ longest frame right ) + (2″ left leg) (2″ right leg) = 38″ width at widest point

    Also 2′ 9″ is 34.5″ and there is no peice you specify to cut this length, long frame piece is 33″ which leaves you short slightly on the table saw shelf

    • tylynn_sattler says

      Hi Will,

      Thank you for the questions. The nominal dimensions of a 2×4 are 2″ x 4″ (thus the name 2×4) but the actual dimensions (if you measure it with a tape measure) are 1.5″ x 3.5″. So the total width of the frame is 30″ + 1.5″ + 1.5″ + 1.5″ + 1.5″ = 36″. I cut the table top to sit flush with the outside of the legs in order to maximize both the top and bottom shelf area. I have limited space in the garage/shop since we park a car there in the winter, which is why I cut it to the same width as the legs. If you want more of an overhang, you can definitely cut it a little wider.

      In regards to the second question, I’m not really sure what you mean. Two feet and nine inches is 2’9″ = 12″ + 12″ + 9″ = 33″. Another way to think about it is that the short frame boards are 30″ and you attach a 2×4 on either end for the long frame boards, so that gives you a total of 30″ + 1.5″ + 1.5″ = 33″. The frame for the shelf attaches on either leg, so that’s 33″.

      Let me know if you have other questions!

      • will says

        Thanks for you reply, I guess it doesn’t help that in the UK using metric system its hard to follow when changing between 33″ to then go to 2ft 9″

        When I used google to translate to “2.9 feet to inches” it came out at 34.5″ in total (should of put in 2.75 I guess)

        Also the 2×4 lumber I purchased here (c24 studwork timber) is a lot closer to actually being 2″x4″, its almost 2×4 exactly (48mm x 100mm)

        I actually built this yesterday but found it to be a whole inch wider despite following your instructions and cut list 100%,

        I realised mine was about an inch wider than what was in the plan just before fitting the table saw frame, but was most obvious when dry fitting the table top and the legs stuck out beyond the table top

        I then had to disassemble completely, remove an inch from each horizontal framing piece, an inch from the width of the bottom plywood

        This is probably because of the more literal 2×4’s i used, and this is why i was confused when i thought it suddenly expected a 33″ cut to be 34.5″ ( this was my stupidity and trusting google) but its what lead to my confusion how i thought the design suddenly expected to have a 34.5″ wide table saw shelf

        Anyway its built now so thanks for your design and please let this be a warning to fellow Brits/Metric users trying to follow this design to check your lumber and maybe trim down your “2×4″ to 1.5″ x 3.5″ first

        Or follow these designs to make it as is but have the table top cut to be 2″ wider at 38″ x 76”

        • Keith Taylor says


          The stated dimensions had me confused too, I couldn’t work out why 2′ 9″ outer dimension required 2′ 6″ inner on 2″ lumber. The explanation about how US lumber is not actually 2″x 4″ and rather 1. 1/2″x 3.1/2″ now makes sense. Fortunately I hadn’t started cutting!

  11. Adam McIntyre says

    Do you have this sketchup file anywhere available for download? I love this design because it’s smaller than most plans and I’m limited on space, but I want to incorporate a shelf for my mitre saw on the other end. Instead of building it from scratch in sketchup, I thought I’d see if you already had it available.

    Thanks! Great looking bench.

    • tylynn_sattler says

      Hi Adam, that’s a great idea! Unfortunately, I don’t have a downloadable version of this plan. I’ll have to look into possibilities to do that though. I’ve never tried it before and neo I’m curious!

  12. McKinley says

    guess who forgot to put in the bottom shelf till after the table saw shelf was mounted….

    Do you have any pictures with additional shelving?

    • tylynn_sattler says

      Happens to the best of us ha! I don’t have any other pictures with additional shelving (not sure exactly what you mean?)

  13. MaryD says

    I made your table for my Dewalt tablesaw . It is great .
    Only little tweak I had to do was notch out a path for the telescoping rail for the fence. Thanks for the clear plans and direction .

      • Cherie says

        Hi I’m getting ready to make this bench for my dewalt table saw. Do you know what measurement you used for the top cutout for the saw? Thanks!

        • tylynn_sattler says

          Hi Cherie,

          All the dimensions are listed in the plan diagrams. I just measured the width of the tablesaw tabletop and cut it to fit.

  14. Mario Censullo says

    Also do you think I would be able to install some dog holes on the bench? Or should I make the table top 1 1/2” thick?

    • tylynn_sattler says

      I think dog holes would work fine in the 3/4″ tabletop, but it’s up to you. I don’t have a lot of experience with them.

  15. Toni says

    I’m a 63 year young new beginner woodworker and want to build this for my 8 1/4 ryobi table saw. Wish me luck. Thanks for the plans and patient replies to the questions that have been asked.

      • Melissa G. says

        I agree with Toni… very much appreciate your detailed responses to comments. It has been very helpful! Also, thank you for taking the time to put this post/video (I found you on Pinterest) together and provide free of charge. This is a simple build for new DIYers that need a workbench. THANK YOU!!

  16. Joe B. says

    I love this work station. Will be building it soon. Any ideas on how to incorporate a flip top on the other end for a miter saw?

    • tylynn_sattler says

      Thanks! It would depend on what type of saw you have and how big it is, but I’m sure you can modify it to work out for you.

  17. Danny Cooper says

    I like this design and am going to use it but I’m curious about putting a thicker top on it. Would you suggest using 2×4’s under the top? Or any other suggestions would be great!

    • tylynn_sattler says

      I haven’t had any issues with the 3/4″ particleboard top. It’s super strong and doesn’t sag at all. If you’re worried about it, you could run a few extra 2x4s through the middle.

  18. Sean Godown says

    Hello. Great workbench and table saw incorporation! I’ll be building this myself soon.

    The only question I had was regarding on how you affixed the legs to the the frame in step 2. Did you join the legs together first before attaching them to the frame? Or did you just attach one 2×4 at a time to the frame to give you the leg design?

    If you joined the legs together prior to attaching them to the frame, what size screws did you use?

    Did you do any glue up at all in this project?

    • tylynn_sattler says


      I just attached the legs straight to the frame and then drove a few screws through the front and back legs into the narrow side of the 2×4 legs on the sides to hold them together. You could attach the legs together before attaching them to the frame, but I just found it easier to attach them straight to the frame first. I used the same 2 1/2″ screws as for everything else.

      No glue in this project, but you could use glue between everything if you want to.

      Good luck and I hope you like it!

  19. Bryce says

    Just built this today, although a slightly bigger version. I’m extremely happy with it. Thanks for the inspiration and guidance. I really appreciate it.

  20. Russell Simmons says

    I can’t wait to get started on this, been needing a good table that can hold my saw too. What is the final height from floor to table top? I may need to adjust the height some.

  21. Dori Tucker says

    I do not have a garage only a shed. Instead of the long permanent table off the back, do you think I could put one of the folding wings, like from your miter saw table or would that make it too heavy on the backside when opened?

    • tylynn_sattler says

      I’m not totally sure on that one. Another option is that you could build a separate mobile table and pull it around to the back when you need to use it.

  22. Randy says

    I am getting ready to build this table, I got all the materials today. I got my table saw used and it didn’t come with a fence or an thing like a fence. I was wondering if you had an recommendation of building my own or buying one on a tight budget that would work with this table?

    • tylynn_sattler says

      There are a lot of great YouTube tutorials out there to build your own fence, but I haven’t done one yet. Thanks for using my plans!

  23. Connie says

    I just started woodworking in the last year and I am loving it. For Mothers day my husband gave me a jigsaw, router, another drill. And he ordered me a table saw. I had seen your plans for this table, so I got all the materials and started putting it together. I finally got my table saw today and it fits in perfect. Thank you for your plans.

  24. Michael Leo says

    Great build. Easy to follow directions. I didn’t use plywood as a base for the tablesaw. I framed it with 2×4’s. This leaves a large opening for the sawdust. I used the original box that the tablesaw came. Cut it down to fit under the saw. I just pull out the box and dump the dust out.

  25. Darlene says

    What an awesome build! I’m highly interested in getting into woodworking. Just a question for a complete beginner…

    What is the blade diameter for your table saw? I’ve been looking for a table saw and I’m a little thrown off by the varying sizes. I understand it all depends on what type of projects you’re working on, but for this build, would I need a 10” or 12” blade/table saw? Or can I get away with a 8 & 1/4 in blade?

    • tylynn_sattler says


      I have the 10″ table saw, which is the one I built this workbench around. You don’t necessarily need a tablesaw to build the workbench – you can make all the cuts with a circular saw and miter saw – but the 10″ one is what fits in the workbench. If you decide to go with a different size, you can always just adjust the little shelf to fit your saw.

      Hope that helps and good luck!

  26. Eddie Torres says

    Not quite getting it. On the material list it shows 10 [email protected] 31 1/2 inches but yet on the diagram it shows the legs measure at 2′ 7 1/2 “. So do you cut the legs at 31 1/2 inches or at 2′ 7 1/2”?

  27. George says

    Hello, My name is George! I built this table as my father’s day gift and it was a great and easy format to follow! I had a lot of fun making it and it really helps keep my workshop organized!
    Thank You

  28. Eddie says

    Hi to All.
    Great idea. Just sharing some observations that might be add-on’s or improvements. Apologies if this duplicates something already said. There are too many comments to read.
    In my experience, wheels must withstand a LOT of force. Make the wheel attachment more robust. Use a 6″-8″ 2X6 rather than 2X4. Before attaching wheel blocks to bottom, attach wheels to blocks with carriage bolts-head up, lock washer & nut under wheel mounting plate. Use largest bolt that fits thru holes (probably 5/16 or 3/8). Don’t over drill holes in wood or bolt head will spin. Position wheels on blocks so they won’t interfere with (at least) 4-1/2″ 5/16 lag screws to hold blocks on to table. Get the hardest wheels you can to roll well on debris-covered concrete. Many really old work boxes & warehouse flatbeds had iron wheels.
    The next part requires GREAT attention to precision. Edge the work bench with 3/4″ to 1″ right-angle aluminum. You’ll need to route the edges on top so the aluminum will be flush with the top. If you’re accurate enough, you can align parallel & perpendicular lines & edges with with the table saw. Be sure table corners are exactly square. You can apply adhesive tape measures & even draw a measurement grid on the table. You can use the table edges to guide tape measures, squares, etc.
    Hope ideas help someone.

  29. Josh says

    Very nice plans! I took them yesterday, got the lumber last night and assembled today! I couldn’t be more pleased! I added a miter saw shelf that is removable to have one large flat surface or I can put the miter saw in and have the long-side to work.

  30. Rick Concilio says

    How do I get a set of these free plans that’s exactly what I want to build. Sorry about the misspelling on the first one

    • tylynn_sattler says

      Hi Rick,

      The diagrams and instructions to build this are written in this post that you commented on – that’s what all the images and step-by-step are. If you want to be able to download the plans, you may purchase the PDF version. I have to use a different software to create downloadable plan sets and they take a lot longer to put together, so I charge for them. If you prefer the free version, use the diagrams from this post.

    • tylynn_sattler says

      Hi there, you should have received an email right away with a link to download the plans. It may not be in your main inbox – make sure to check your spam folder. Please email me at [email protected] if you still have trouble finding them.


  31. Neil says

    Thank you so much! The measurements were spot on, I cut all the 2x4s and then assembled. You made it so easy. And it works great.

    • tylynn_sattler says

      That’s great to hear! Thanks so much for building from my plans – I hope you get tons of good use out of it!

  32. Neill says

    I just finished the bench project. This was my very first wood shop project ever. It came out amazing! If I can make this ANYONE can! Thank you! I can’t wait to find something else to make…

  33. Daniel J Murray says

    I have a Bosch 4100 – that I am thinking about putting the saw at the side of the table vice at the end – giving my fence a little more room to extend outwards to 41 inches from left to right – making the table a little deeper and adding a second table for my chop saw that I can butt up when I need extra space for run out from the table saw. But I like you plan for a good simple table that I can make work.

  34. Jason Flynn says

    Great write-up! but after reading some of the comments, I’m convinced that some people shouldn’t be around power tools.

  35. Laurie says

    I am in the process of building this now. Got the table saw for Christmas. My first ever. Still in box but table is all but top complete. Excited to use this. Thanks for the plans.
    Hey Jason, i agree on people and power tools. But it is never too late to learn. I am a 62 year old grandmother and am looking forward to what possibilities are out there for a new wood worker!!

    Merry Christmas

  36. Neil Hammond says

    I have a question about the top of the workbench…on your plans, you say that it will be 1 1/2 inch overhang on each side and that seems to be what the measurements show. But your picture shows the top flush with all of the 6 vertical legs. I see the game between the legs but it looks like the measurements should be 1 1/2 past the legs also.

    Just wondering.


    • tylynn_sattler says

      Hi Neil,

      The tabletop overhangs all the legs 1 1/2″ if you build it according to the plans. I edited the plans a little after I built my workbench so you can clamp anywhere. On my workbench (which is shown in the photos), I don’t have that overhang all the way around (just on one side).

  37. Adriana says

    Hi Tylynn! I was planning to build this workbench but thanks to covid my shop (aka bonus room) has to double as a secondary work-from-home office. I was thinking I can still go ahead and build the workbench without the cutout for the table saw and maybe paint a bit. Do you recommend any changes to the tabletop?


    • tylynn_sattler says

      That’s a great idea. You can either extend the tabletop so it’s close where you would normally put the tablesaw, or just stop the tabletop and frame short and don’t include that section for the table saw at all. Totally up to you and how much space you want to save!

  38. David Patchen says

    Just did this build, thanks for the solid plans. I tweaked it to be quite a bit shorter and cut bevels and channels to fit the DeWalt rack and pinion fence. I also used retractable casters since that seemed more stable vs. locking. I may add a drawer or three, power strip and vice.

    As I was fiddling with the shelf height to ensure the table saw surface would be perfectly flush with the work table, I wondered if as the lumber settles, I could lose flushness. This got me thinking that maybe the shelf for the table saw should be located on all-thread, or something that could easily raise and lower the shelf by a few millimeters. Of course you can shim, but cooler designs are more fun to ponder. Perhaps losing flushness is a non-issue.

    • tylynn_sattler says

      Those are great updates!

      I’ve had it for 3 years now and haven’t had any issues with settling. Probably depends on how you build it, but I think you should be fine.

    • James Resoldier says

      Rather than flush, I would suggest that the table be 1/8″ higher than surrounding outfeed, to prevent catching. I also made a crosscut sled, and routed out channels for the runners past the saw. Adding dust collection under the table saw also raised it by a fraction…

      I agree with, and also implemented the retractable wheels, and lowered height.

  39. Ivan says

    I am very impressed with your work. I just ordered a table saw and will be using your plan as my guide. Have the materials and tools lined up and can’t wait to start. Thanks.

  40. James Resoldier says

    I made a double ended version!

    I modified your cutout to match my equipment. (29″, instead of 25-5/8″ opening) Then I mirrored the dropped shelf on the other end as well. Turns out my Craftsman saw is a bit wider than yours, and same for the router table I put on the other end. I also used retractable casters, since I found that the 3 inch wheels I first installed were developing flat spots under the load, and weren’t too stable to begin with.

  41. Bryan Bussell says

    I built a bench using your diagrams and measurements it turned out good. I’m going to modify the other end of bench and install my router table.

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