I will be moving to a new residence in a few months, and have been thinking about what sort of work space I may have in the garage. There is a 2 car garage, but it is barely big enough to hold two cars. My car is a little shorter, I was thinking if I built a shallow bench with wheels then I could move it around when my car is not parked in the garage. I have been looking online at some of the elaborate benches and I keep coming back to two that I like: the MFTC by Timothy Wilmots and the Rolling Woodworkers Bench by Rich from WorkshopAddict.com. I like the depth, the use of dominos, and extension tables of the MFTC. I like the sliding drawers, the Footmaster casters, and integrated router table with Rich's bench. Basically I would like to combine them to some degree, and I have downloaded the plans for both benches. I do have a few questions that I would like to pose to the FOG.
1. Can I use a MFT replacement top, and integrate that into my bench rather than making my own just to make sure it is super square? I don't currently own the LR 32 system, and it just seems easier right now to buy the top, then cut it down to size.
2. What should I make this out of? I am thinking 3/4" plywood of some sort. Could I get away with 1/2" plywood? What species? I don't own a truck, how do most of you get your sheet goods home.
3. I currently don't own a nail gun of any sort. Does anyone have any experience with newer battery operated brad nailers or finish nailers? I really don't want a compressor and the associated hose and noise that goes with it.