How to Build a Rolling Shop Table

How to Build a Rolling Shop Table

For my new shop I needed a table I could easily move out of the way, just because the shop is a little small. I am going to show you how I build my rolling shop table. I know you can make this, it is so easy!    

Supplies

Four 4X4 posts (cut into 30 inches each)
3/4″ Plywood (2’X4′) 
3″ screws
4 caster wheels
veneer edge
butcher block (50″ by 25″)
brad nailer
trim
paint (I used Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams)
polyurethane 

Step 1

Cut your 4X4 posts to the height you desire. These will be the legs of your table. We cut our posts at 30 inches each. 

Step 2

Cut your 3/4″ plywood (this will be the bottom of the table) at 2 feet by 4 feet. 

Step 3

Screw your 3/4″ plywood into the 4×4 posts. I did not put the legs right at the corners, I left an edge because we will be adding trim. My edge measured almost an inch. 

Step 4

Screw on your caster wheels to each corner. 

Step 5

Because the plywood has a raw edge I’m putting this iron on veneer edging on it. All you do is iron it on and then sand down any of the extra. 

Step 6

My butcher block was measured at 50 inches by 25 inches. This gave a lip of 2 inches on two sides and 1 inch on the other two sides. Put the butcher block on the top. We used glue and then used 3″ screws at a diagonal from the 4X4s into the bottom of the butcher block. 

My butcher block was measured at 50 inches by 25 inches. This gave a lip of 2 inches on two sides and 1 inch on the other two sides. Put the butcher block on the top. We used glue and then used 3″ screws at a diagonal from the 4X4s into the bottom of the butcher block. 

Step 7

I added trim to the top and the bottom of the posts. This trim also covered my diagonal screws that are holding the butcher block. I just used a brad nailer to attach the trim. I have added a YouTube video explaining how to cut the trim. 

Step 8

Caulk where needed and fill in holes.

Step 9

Now it is time to paint! When painting cabinets by hand a foam roller is best! They sell them at pretty much all hardware stores. I used Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams. 

Step 10

We used Varathane Clear Satin Polyurethane to cover the butcher block. 

Go out there and build!! I know you can do it! 

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