Reclaimed Wood Mobile Work Station


A couple months ago Rockler sent a few things my way, one of which was the T-Track Table Top.  I have been wanting to down size my table saw out feed table as it was just too large with no great storage solution.  So I moved it out, replaced it with my current assembly table, and planned to make a new assembly/work station with better storage.  This is something that I developed over 7 years of working and knowing what I want close at hand and where I want it.  Your storage ideas and needs may be different.

I had a lot of left over lumber and plywood kicking around the shop so I decided to kill two birds with one stone and use as much of my scrap material as possible in this project, including the hardware.  I made the basic stand from 2×4 lumber that was salvaged from a building demo so the boards were at least 30 years old and had nice old growth.  The drawers fronts were from a shipping crate and the panels and drawers were from plywood and melamine I had from projects past over 4 years ago.  The pulls are Nick Ferry’s design (to see the details on how to make the pulls check out his article) and I had the conduit left over from a wiring job.  I keep too much stuff, I know.

Here are links to most of the things I used with this build:

Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System
Rockler T-Track Table Top
Rockler Universal Drawer Slide Jig
Rockler T-Track
T-Track Hold Down Clamps
US General 11 Compartment Drawer Organizer
US General 6 Compartment Drawer Organizer
US General 3-Piece Drawer Organizer Set
2” Locking Casters
22” Over Travel Drawer Glides

The construction was pretty much straight forward.  If you have a pocket hole jig you can make this stand in an afternoon.  The time consuming portion was the drawer boxes.  I tried to make the joints for one side of each box at one shot using Matthias Wandel’s Screw Advance Box Joint Jig, but it was a bit finicky and needed some more practice to get the joints perfect all the way around the boxes.  So I made William Ng’s box joint jig and it worked out much better for the vertical pull outs.  I like the simplicity of William’s jig and the accuracy is dead on, every time.  No questions or thinking, that’s what I like.

Check out the video on this build.  It will walk you through the basic steps and process of the build.  Plans are available which include a SkectchUp model, 27 page PDF instructions, detailed measurements, and links to products.

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