Step 10: Add Top

Tom Silva and Amy Paladino install the work surface area onto the top of the tool bench
Photo: Allison Dinner
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Drill angled pilot holes through the tops of the bench's sides, spacing the holes about 3 inches from the front and back. Screw together two sheets of ¾-inch plywood; cut to size. Center the top on the bench. Attach with screws driven into the top's underside through the holes.
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    Tools List

    • drill
      Drill/Driver fitted with a countersink bit
    • circular saw
      Circular saw
    • router
      Router with ½inch straight bit

    Shopping List

    1. Locking casters; There should be 6 in all.

    2. Wood glue

    3. ½-inch plywood for backs and shelves.

    4. Pegboard

    5. ¾-inch plywood for work surface.

    6. 1x2 filler strip for furring out the pegboard.7. -inch plywood for bottoms and walls.

    8. Power strip suitable for workshop use.

    9. 1½-inch deck screws

    10. ½-inch straight router bit

    11. Pegboard hooks

    12. 5/16-inch carriage bolt, washer and nuts