Posted July 12, 2018

Rockler issues free storage cabinet plan

New plan converts Rockler Material Mate into a rolling workstation.

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has launched a new "Build It with Rockler" project – a storage cabinet designed specifically to fit the Rockler Material Mate. The free downloadable plan and an in-store demonstration at all Rockler stores on July 21st provide resources to help DIYers complete the project.

The Rockler Material Mate is a dual-purpose panel cart/shop stand that makes it easy to roll 4' x 8' sheets from vehicles to storage or machining areas. The tilting top allows easy panel transfers from the Material Mate to a table saw, and also locks in the horizontal position to become a portable work table simply by adding a worktop. To see how Material Mate works, visit

"This free plan adds a third dimension to the Material Mate," said Scott Ekman, Rockler's vice president of marketing. "Beyond its normal panel cart and shop stand capabilities, the addition of an onboard storage cabinet allows DIYers to keep tools and supplies handy no matter where the Material Mate goes."

The Material Mate Storage Cabinet project incorporates steps including cutting pieces to size, fastening butt joints, assembling drawers and installing slides. Once the cabinet is assembled, users can customize it by choosing a paint or stain if desired. The complete plan and additional project information are available at The free downloadable plan includes an exploded view of the project, a materials list, and several drawings to aid in the assembly process.

All Rockler retail stores will host a demonstration on July 21st that exhibits the tools and techniques required to complete the Material Mate Storage Cabinet project. The stores also stock the required tools and materials that are listed in the free downloadable plan.

Rockler will offer complete "Build It With Rockler" solutions for additional projects in the future.

Celebrating its 64th year as a family-run business, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is the nation’s premier supplier of specialty hardware, tools, lumber and other high-quality woodworking and do-it-yourself products. Rockler has 37 retail locations in AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, WA, and WI, as well as extensive catalog and internet operations.

To learn more about Rockler, please visit or call 1-877-ROCKLER.