Cooks Need Kitchens, Woodworkers need Workbenches
I always compare a workshop to a kitchen – would you cook dinner if you knew first you had to pull the oven out of storage and set it up? And then you need to sit on the floor and cut your vegetables?
It’s the same with building projects – if you have to haul out big, heavy, cumbersome tools from storage and work off the floor, it will inhibit you from getting things done.
Creating a Work Space
The big problem with most people is simply not having the space to dedicate inside your home. So you have to create the space. That’s just what this roll away workbench system does. One minute it’s garage shelves-
The next you roll out your work carts (complete with the heavy tools on them)
And use the carts as workbenches. The carts can also be pushed together to create larger work surfaces.
The wall storage is still in tact, so we use up the vertical space for storage too.
Surprisingly Easy to Build
These workbench shelves have been built tens of thousands of times by beginners everywhere. The process is simple and very doable. You can do this. Watch this video to show you how:
Free PDF Plans and Videos for this Workbench and Carts
I did this project as part of the Ryobi Nation Dream workshop, and we had a crew film it and create PDF plans for every project you see here – all completely free for you. Here’s where you can download all those plans:
- Built-in Wall Shelves for Workbench
- Roll Away Miter Saw Cart
- Storage Carts (also work as table saw and miter saw feed tables)
- Table Saw Cart
- Corner Version of Built in Shelves
Thank you for using our plans. If you build, please share, we do love seeing your projects.