Tip of the Day: The next time you need to move something big and heavy, save your back and build yourself a workshop dolly. Make a rectangle with two-by-fours, using lap joints at the corners. Attach the casters just below the joints. You can also butt the joints together and add a sheet of scrap plywood over the top to give it stability. You can staple a little recycled carpet over the dolly to help keep loads from slipping off and to protect delicate finishes.
I’ve always resisted adding wheels or a mobile base to my workbenches. They can be complex, in the way of your feet and take some fiddling to engage and disengage. So we’ve always put our benches up on furniture dollys when we needed to move them. However, readers have pestered me for years now for … Read more »