This step by step diy woodworking project is about rolling work center plans. I have designed this work center on caster wheels, so you can store lots of tools and boxes on a really compact workbench. This work center can be easily moved from one location to another and it is super roomy, so you can store lots of power tools and boxes. Check out all my workshop plans HERE. If you enjoy my design, don’t forget to take a look over the rest of my free plans HERE.
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Rolling work center plans
Cut & Shopping Lists
- A – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 24″x36″ long, 1 piece – 24″x30″ long, 2 pieces – 19 1/4″x30″ long, 1 piece – 22 3/8″x24″ long FRAME
- B – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 19 1/4 x22 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 15 1/4 x24″ long, 1 piece – 16″x22 1/2″ long SHELVES
- C – 1 piece of 3/4″ pegboard – 16″x24″ long, 2 pieces – 7″x16″ long STORAGE UNIT
- D – 2 pieces of 3/4 plywood – 6″x17″ long, 2 pieces – 6″x22 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 17″x20″ long 2xDRAWER
- E – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 24″x36″ long, 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 25 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 37 1/2″ long BENCHTOP
- 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 8′
- 1 1/4″ screws
- 1 1/4″ pocket screws
- 1 1/4″ nails
- caster wheels
- drawer slides
- wood filler , wood glue, stain
How to build a rolling tool center
The first step of the project is to build the frame of the rolling tool center. Cut the components from 3/4″ plywood using a saw. Drill pocket holes along the top and bottom of the yellow and blue panels and use 1 1/4″ screws to secure them to the base panel. Drill pocket holes along the vertical edge of the yellow panels and secure them to the blue panels with 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are square.
The next step of the project is to fit the 3/4″ plywood shelves to the left storage unit. Cut the shelves at the right dimensions and then drill pocket holes along the sides and back. Insert 1 1/4″ screws to secure the shelves into place tightly. Place the shelves equally spaced and make sure the corners are square.
Fit the panel to form the right storage unit for the tool center. Cut the panel at the right dimensions and then drill pocket holes at both ends. Use 1 1/4″ screws to secure the panel into place. Add glue to the joint and make sure the corners are square.
Fit the 3/4″ plywood shelves to the right storage unit. Drill pocket holes along the side edges and then secure them to the vertical walls with 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the corners are square.
Fit the panels to form the right side top storage unit. First secure the bottom panel, and then secure the side panels (drill pocket holes at both ends and use 1 1/4″ screws). Drill pocket holes to secure the small panels to the middle partition, as well.
Fit the shelf to the storage unit, as well. Use pocket holes to secure them into place.
Next, you need to attach the tabletop to the tool center. Align the edges with attention and add glue to the joints. Insert 1 1/4″ screws through the panels into the tabletop.
Install the 1×2 trims to the exterior of the benchtop. Use a miter saw to make accurate 45 degree cuts and then secure them into place with glue and 2″ nails. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between the trims.
Use 3/4′ plywood for the drawer, as well. Cut the components at the right dimensions and then drill pocket holes at both ends of the 17″ panels. Insert 1 1/4″ screws and add glue to the joints, to build the drawer frames. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges with attention.
Use 3/4″ plywood for the bottom of the drawers. Drill pocket holes along the edges of the panel and then secure it to the frame with 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and align the edges with attention.
Use 3/4″ plywood for the drawer front. Make the cut out, so you can open and close the drawers easily.
Fit the drawers into place and make sure you secure them to the side walls with slides. Center the drawer faces into place (1/8″ on all sides) and lock them to the drawers with 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints.
Fit the caster wheels to the bottom of the tool center cabinet. Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
Make sure you take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes and dents with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain over the components to enhance the look of the project.
This tool center features storage drawers and a lot of shelves, so you can fit a lot of tools and other boxes. The caster wheels make it ideal for any workshop, as you can easily move it.
This is a simple woodworking project, so any person with basic diy skills can get the job done in a few hours. Select the location for the tool center and then use a hanger to lock it into place tightly.
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