Foldable Workbench

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Project by storm50 posted 10-26-2009 03:59 PM 6862 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

worked on a small project this weekend and quickly realized my lack of a proper workbench. Having only a one car garage I made this bench that folds up along the wall. Latch quickly closes and opens when it’s up.

-- Clay

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#1 posted 10-26-2009 05:31 PM

I need one of these.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#2 posted 10-26-2009 05:35 PM

good Job Clay.that saves a lot of room

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 10-26-2009 05:36 PM

Great idea! Very similar to the outfeed tables a lot of people are putting on their table saws. With limited and sometime intermittent space, this idea works wonders. Very cool.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#4 posted 10-26-2009 05:37 PM

Very clever. Bet that will get a lot of use.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#5 posted 10-26-2009 05:50 PM

I made two similar folding tables in my very small basement work shop area. I use one for bench top tools, the other as additional work surface. I need to do something similar to yours in my garage and use it for the dirtier work in effort keep dust out of the basement.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#6 posted 10-26-2009 06:07 PM

Cool concept. Also great for keeping away bench clutter…......hard to fold it up with “stuff” all over the top.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#7 posted 10-26-2009 08:20 PM

Great garage idea.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#8 posted 10-27-2009 01:29 AM

Great idea!

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#9 posted 12-21-2010 07:15 AM

How well does it fold up when it’s full of tools?!

-- If you want perfection, buy plastic, if you want character, buy wood!

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