Flip up workbench and cabinets

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Project by dannorocks posted 03-06-2015 08:22 PM 1968 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After going to an estate sale a last fall I began to accumulate some tools and have been studying up on some cabinets and workbenches and found a design in a magazine (Small Shop Solutions) and followed the plans to build a flip up workbench and added on a standard lower cabinet and built two upper cabinets. Some of the wood was recycled from leftover material for the house (birch plywood for the workbench top), but I did buy 3/4” maple for the some of the flip up extension and some of the trim, pine scraps for the face frame and door frames, most of a sheet of peg board and two sheets of 3/4” MDF. All the cabinetry was hung using a few homemade french cleats, 3” cabinet screws and the bottom has a few 3 1/2” lag bolts for extra sturdiness. I like how they are hung off the ground and keep off the concrete in case the floor got wet and cleans up nicely (my lumber was on the ground too temporarily until i put a rack up on the wall recently too).

I got the woodworking vice from my wife’s grandfather for free, it was quite rusty but it’s polished up quite nicely and adds to the new ‘productivity center’. I really enjoy the flip up extension, i have 3 feet of space from the garage door to the wall, but it is nice to lower the extension so when i park my truck to have negligible clearance.

Best part of it all is that my wife loves the woodworking shop I’m putting tougher so much she finds it one of the coolest places in our house. My next project will be turning my tablesaw into a cabinet with a router table top on the extension wing because as i don’t have much more room for built in cabinets on that wall but want more space to put up tool.

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#1 posted 03-07-2015 05:36 AM

Nice job on your project.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#2 posted 03-04-2016 09:01 PM

Nice set up you can get er done there!!!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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