All in One Board Milling Station

(22 customer reviews)

$10.00

Build your own Ultimate Board Milling Station

Both Metric AND Imperial (U.S.) Versions Included with Download!

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Description

These instructions are a complete step by step guide that will show you how to build a jointer and planer mobile base with drawers for storage and integrated dust collection.

This project is designed to be an EASY build – no crazy joinery.

About the plans:

  • Formatted for normal sized (8.5″ x 11″) printer paper, so you can print them at home.
  • Includes Imperial (U.S.) version AND Metric version!
  • Includes different versions for people of different heights.
  • They also include:
    • A complete shopping list for the materials you need.
    • A complete list of parts you need to cut with all the dimensions necessary (with images).
    • Step by step instructions that accompany and compliment the build video.
    • Instructions on how to modify and/or adjust the unit to accommodate people of different heights. Out of the box, the plans will guide you to build a stand that is perfect for people from around 5’7″ to around 5’11 (170-180cm).

About this Mobile Stand:

  • Standard Version Dimensions: 44″ long x 30″ deep x 27.5″ tall (sets the jointer & planer tables at a standard 30″ height).
  • Tall Person Version Dimensions: 44″ long x 30″ deep x 33.5″ tall (sets the jointer & planer tables at a generous 36″ height).
  • Standard Version Dimensions (metric): 111.8cm long x 76.2cm deep x 68.6cm tall (sets the jointer & planer tables at a standard 76.2cm height).
  • Tall Person Dimensions (metric): 111.8cm long x 76.2cm deep x 85cm tall (sets the jointer & planer tables at a generous 91.4cm height).
  • Accommodates most (if not all) benchtop jointers and benchtop planers.
  • All versions (Standard, Tall, Imperial, and Metric) can be modified for people of different heights.
  • Designed to use fully locking casters – locks roll & swivel.
  • Designed to use high quality Baltic Birch plywood for durability and strength.

Tools required (or at least strongly suggested) to build this project:

  • Table Saw
  • Miter Saw (Not necessary if you have a table saw sled or another way to make good cross cuts)
  • 23 Gauge Pin Nailer (Recommended, but not strictly necessary, you could use other fasteners)
  • Drill
  • 3″ Hole Saw Bit
  • Jig Saw
  • Sander/Sandpaper/File
  • Handplane and chisel (Not strictly necessary, but nice to have around the shop)

Stuff I used on this project that you can buy from Amazon:

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22 reviews for All in One Board Milling Station

  1. Keith Moon (verified owner)

    I downloaded these plans. Really liked the design and the concept for grouping this equipment together as a mobile milling station. I finished the project over a weekend and am really happy with the results of the piece as well as the improvements it affords to my garage woodshop.

    • Tommy Rich

      Keith, thank you for that awesome review! I’m glad you’re enjoying the milling station!

  2. Ray Smith (verified owner)

    I too have found this project easy to build and is a valuable addition to my workshop

    • Tommy Rich

      Ray, thank you for taking the time to write your review!

  3. Ray Jolliff (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed how detailed the plans are. I like the idea of having both the planer and jointer together. It took about a few days to build but I was in no rush to build it. I did not even have a planer and a jointer. They were ordered and arrived a few days after I got the station done. I only had to modify the jointer part since the jointer that I was getting was an 8″ jointer. I just extended that part of the station and it worked fine. The plans are very easy to modify. Thanks a lot, Tommy and keep up the videos. They are great. 🙂

    • Tommy Rich

      Ray, thank you for the awesome review, and the kind words about my videos! Happy building!

  4. Larry OConnor (verified owner)

    This is the perfect cart for what I need in my small shop. Have already cut all the parts for the main structure. Drawers will come later. Will start putting it together in about a week.

  5. Lance (verified owner)

    I had a bench top jointer and a planer on a flip top stand.; the definition of uselessness. This easily built stand solved the problem. I didn’t put the vacuum feature in it, but rather connect both machines to my larger central dust collector . I was somewhat surprised at how ridged the stand is given the 1/2 ply.

  6. Jimmy (verified owner)

    Tommy thanks for the plans i was looking for a cart to build but didnt know how to draw up the plans these plans where so easy to follow i had a fun time putting the project together. I used the the same wheels and draw slides from amazon. The electric diagram was easy to follow for the plugs.I like the plan for the cart so much i used your vise in i small portable work table. Ill keep looking for new ideas from you site. Thanks so much Jimmy from New Jersey

    • Tommy Rich

      Jimmy, thanks for taking the time to write a review – I’m very happy you enjoyed the plans & project!

  7. john landry (verified owner)

    These were the only plans I found that really incorporated the planer/jointer to be the most functional for me. Great design and mobility since my shop is small. I just finished it and I’ve had compliments on it already. Thanks Tommy

    • Tommy Rich

      Thank you, John! I’m glad you’re happy with it!

  8. Tony (verified owner)

    Easy step by step instructions. Turns out great. Watch the video for even more help.

  9. Eric (verified owner)

    Great Project modified it a bit to suit my needs but it was easy since the plan were really well made.

    • Tommy Rich

      Eric, thanks for the review! I’m interested in the mods you made. If you like, send me an email with pics and I’ll post them in the gallery.

  10. spencer dowdle (verified owner)

    Thanks for the idea and plans for the milling station. I don’t have a great deal of space to work in and this design worked perfectly for my tools. I made some modifications to your design as my joiner is a little wider and I needed a couple more inches on that side. The design made it super easy to modify to fit my need. I also moved the vacuum switch. Thanks again. Great stuff.

  11. Trey Copeland (verified owner)

    This was a fun project and the portable compact milling station is exactly what I needed in my small workspace. The plans were clear and easy to follow and the station came together great. Thanks!

    • Tommy Rich

      Trey, thanks for the awesome review!

  12. Nova Barrett (verified owner)

    This was my first real woodworking project. Instructions were easy to understand and it was a fun project to do. I also loved that there were different board size and height options. I have not added the dust collection yet but may do so at a later time. I would defiantly purchase plans from you again!

    • Tommy Rich

      Nova, thank you for taking the time to write a review – I’m glad you enjoyed the project!

  13. Anthony

    This was my first piece of actual furniture (not workbenches/etc) and the instructions were pretty straightforward. I found the flexibility to be very helpful, as was watching the construction YouTube video. Any issues I chalked up to my inexperience and first attempt at such a build.

    In terms of customization, I used a 2-gang box to fit both outlets in one place. Still need to get the connectors fabricated for the dust collection but overall it’s working excellently. I would also like to add a transparent “viewing” window on the bucket somehow since I managed to blow planer shavings all over my garage when I didn’t realize it was full.

    • Tommy Rich

      Anthony, thank you for the awesome review! I love the idea of the window so you can see when the bucket fills – let me know what you come up with!

  14. Peter (verified owner)

    This was my first time building something for my garage workshop to mount my router table and planar. It was a blast building it and the plans made it really easy for me to follow.

  15. Marty Lowry (verified owner)

    Really liked the design of this. The plans were very detailed and easy to follow. I ended up purchasing a separate dust collector so did not utilize the back of it for dust collection. Had I realized this from the beginning I would have made the drawers way deeper. 10″ drawers are pretty small, however I plan to put more drawers in the back for storage. The only thing I would do different is to use all 1/2″ material for the drawers. Love your material and videos on the website, thanks. Marty

  16. Robert oliver (verified owner)

    I’m just putting the finishing touches on it as I write this. Since full sheets are so hard to work with, especially in a small shop, I used half sheets (4×4). Since I had never done something like this I did make a couple of mistakes, but they were easily remedied. The plans call for 2 pieces of “N” but the plans only utilize 1. So I’m not sure why, but with everything assembled (except drawer slides) the 2nd N piece is left over.
    Otherwise this was a great learning project and I learned the basics about cabinet making. I mostly work with hardwood to make knife blocks and cutting boards and this plan was perfect in making space for my new bench top edger and planer.

    • Tommy Rich

      Robert, thanks for the awesome review, and for the feedback about the extra “N”. I just had a look at the plans, and you are correct – there is certainly an extraneous one. I’ll update the plans so others don’t have the same issue. Thanks again!

  17. Don Ferry

    Tommy, I received your plans and they were crystal clear and easy to follow. I also kept referring to the video on YouTube as it clarified a few things for me. The combo was great in helping me build the milling station. I have been building this project when I have the time and hope to have it done this weekend. I had to fiddle with some of the drawers as I believe my saws were not set up so great and the cabinet was not perfectly squared up. This milling station looks great and will really help keeps things organized and dust free in my garage. Thanks.

    • Tommy Rich (verified owner)

      Don, thanks so much for this review! I’m glad you enjoyed the project!

  18. Kuljit Bhatia (verified owner)

    These are great plans and design as it reduces footprint in my small shop. I am close to finish as I am adding drawer slides as I write this. Being a beginner I made a few mistakes that were easily corrected. Tommy was very helpful and responded quickly to my questions. I skipped the dust collection part as I have a separate setup. This was a great build for my new shop as I begin my journey towards being woodworking hobbyist. Thanks again Tommy!

    • Tommy Rich (verified owner)

      Kuljit, I’m glad to hear your happy with the station, and I appreciate you taking the time to write your review – thanks!

  19. Jean Francois Bernier (verified owner)

    I love this new station. Plans are well done and easy to follow. I found watching the video also helped me a lot. I must say that I struggled quite a bit for the drawers for two reasons: 1) I used 12 inches slides… use the 10 inches!!! 2) warped plywood… and it was not Baltic Birch, was “nice on one side” plywood. And do not forget the golden rule : measure twice, cut once…

    • Tommy Rich (verified owner)

      Jean Francois, thank you so much sharing about your build and for taking the time to write this review! Measure twice, cut once – indeed the golden rule 😂

  20. Jack Paprocki (verified owner)

    I had been looking for something for my jointer and planer then came across this. It seemed perfect for my small shop. It was easy to build with step by step instructions and a detailed diagrams. I built mine in a weekend. I didn’t utilize the electrical outlets and switch, but did everything else.
    Thanks Tommy!

    • Tommy Rich (verified owner)

      Jack, thank you so much for the awesome review!

  21. Kevan Burt (verified owner)

    I have finished. First time using plans. Very good directions. Easy to follow. I want to add a pic?

    • Tommy Rich (verified owner)

      Thank you, Kevan! Feel free to email me the pic, and I’ll add it to the gallery!

  22. Chuck (verified owner)

    I love the plans and details included but modified then to increase drawer depth and due to the deeper drawers went to miter lock rather than but joints. I also rabited in the drawer bottoms for additional strength. Having a separate dust collection system, I used the areabehind the drawers to house a pancake compressor and reeled air hose. Needless to say, some of the drawers fold the air hose attachments.

    • Tommy Rich (verified owner)

      Chuck, thanks for the awesome review – your build sounds great!

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