Add Your Project

  • Home
  • Projects
  • Workshop
  • [#<Breadcrumb:0x000000000e27e440 @title="Home", @path="/nation">, #<Breadcrumb:0x000000000e27df18 @title="Projects", @path="/nation/projects">, #<Breadcrumb:0x000000000e2444c0 @title="Workshop", @path="/nation/projects/category/workshop">]

Sharing Space - Garage/Shop


Maldridge
Maldridge
Maldridge
Maldridge

After getting settled into a new house, it was time to get the shop set up. Not sure how best to have a functional shop and garage, I found Ana White’s Ryobi Nation Rollaway Workbench. Liked the concept so much I decided to run with it. I changed some of the measurements to make more sense for my tools, but the concept is still all hers.
And though I still have more to do to get it how I want, the workbench is perfect and easy to stow out of the way.

Show More

Print Project

Comments (5)


  • You made this space look awesome and function so well, too! Great work!
    By RYOBI NATION, on August 24, 2018

  • This is exactly what I need to do in my shop! Good work.
    By HerbMomann, on August 24, 2018
    • Thanks! As said on the A Team, I love it when a plan comes together. And this has been a great way to please the wife by giving her the garage parking back while also being able to complete the projects list she has for me. Ha. 
      By Maldridge, on August 24, 2018

  • This is my next project as well. Did you anchor the wings to the wall or is it all free standing?
    By Ellsswhere, on August 29, 2018
    • The two wings are connected to each other via the center, miter saw platform, but they are free-standing otherwise. They are plenty heavy. And I have a sliding miter saw, so I needed the extra space behind. Otherwise it would have hung off the front and I wouldn't have much material support. I've debated going for a non-sliding 12" miter saw for this very problem.

      Other changes include:
      -quite a different plan for one cart to fit my table saw, as it has a 24" rip capacity and now added a router insert to it as well.
      -3/8" plywood for "shelf backs" as I had it on hand.
      -t-nuts and carriage bolts as leveling feet for the wings. (cut the legs about 3/4" shorter than the plans said because of this)
      -I did not add the plywood to the sides of the wings. Instead I just cut a 2x4 as a lower brace between the legs. Cheaper and plenty sturdy.
      -smaller casters
      -lower bottom shelf under miter saw (though now I would raise it a bit more so I could slide a tool set I have under there.)

      I modeled everything up in Sketchup so I could make all the changes and it would make sense for my tools and shop.
      By Maldridge, on August 29, 2018 (edited)

Members Also Viewed

Print Options

Print Project

back to top?

Asset 1

Join RYOBI Nation

We're so glad you're here! Let's get started.

Welcome

Add An Avatar:

Help your fellow Nation members get to know you by adding a picture of yourself to your profile.

Upload Image

Welcome

Let's build your project feed!

Select some categories to pick the kinds of projects that show up on your home page:


Welcome to Nation

welcome_r2 graphic
Welcome to your RYOBI Nation quick start guide, a fast and easy way to see everything that's waiting for you!
project_feed_r1 graphic
Your feed shows the latest projects from the categories you’ve selected, right on your homepage!
upload_r2 graphic
Are you working on something awesome? Upload your DIY projects today, and share with other members.
contests_r2 graphic
We award monthly and annual prizes for the best projects, worth up to $2500 in RYOBI tools! That’s a lot of hardware, and it could all be yours.
connect_r2 graphic
RYOBI Nation is a positive connection between people who are creating great things.
You can follow fellow members, like their projects, and comment to let them know they’re doing a great job.
notifications_r1 graphic
Come back to RYOBI Nation often to see what is new and to stay in touch.
If you're on a mobile device, don't forget you can add RYOBI Nation to your home screen for quick access to your project feed.

Update Image

Nation logo

Sharing Space - Garage/Shop

by Maldridge
Aug 23, 2018
Medium 4dfd9789 df11 4e10 bb77 45b090d4d2d3

After getting settled into a new house, it was time to get the shop set up. Not sure how best to have a functional shop and garage, I found Ana White’s Ryobi Nation Rollaway Workbench. Liked the concept so much I decided to run with it. I changed some of the measurements to make more sense for my tools, but the concept is still all hers. And though I still have more to do to get it how I want, the workbench is perfect and easy to stow out of the way.