Fold Down Work Bench for my Garage Work Shop

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Project by Tomahawk411 posted 02-09-2014 01:20 PM 300438 views 69 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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#1 posted 02-09-2014 02:19 PM

Very nice build and good thinking. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 02-09-2014 03:06 PM

Nice, looks solid and very well-designed

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#3 posted 02-09-2014 04:00 PM

You did good!

-- Al,New Jersey -To thine own self be true

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#4 posted 02-09-2014 05:59 PM

Looks like a winner,sturdy and space saving too.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#5 posted 02-09-2014 06:10 PM

Nice work there. Looks like it folds up not down;)

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#6 posted 02-09-2014 08:56 PM

Great concept and well thought out. Love it when nice things can be made with simple materials.
Enjoyed your web album as well. Thanks for sharing!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#7 posted 02-10-2014 01:15 AM

Just what I need, now if it would just get above freezing!

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#8 posted 02-10-2014 02:43 AM

Designed by a true engineer. Great job, Rich.

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#9 posted 02-10-2014 03:51 AM

Good job. I have a similar one I built but it’s much smaller..I might have to make a larger one like this for another wall in my shop. I can’t see in the photos..what type of hinge did you use?

-- Wilkerson

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#10 posted 02-10-2014 04:28 AM

Great design! I need to build one for my garage also, and have been thinking how I would do it. But it looks like you did it for me! I may modify it a bit though, I have the room and I need about a 12 inch depth for shelves to hold various tools and items, that way when I fold the bench I don’t have to worry about anything falling off the shelves. I hope you don’t mind me stealing this design :-)

-- Measure twice and cut once, after you sharpen your pencil!

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#11 posted 02-10-2014 10:45 AM

That looks really nice and well thought out. When you drill the bench dog holes, you could fit in a few slots for clamps. That would make your bench even more useful. Check out my mobile workstation. It is working out great.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#12 posted 02-10-2014 02:52 PM

VERY NICE! I have seen a lot of fold away work benches recently and your method of storing the legs is the best so far.

As i mention to most others building these, get yourself 3 spring loaded self closing door hinges. It helps a lot to assist with lifting the bench to close.


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#15 posted 02-11-2014 11:10 AM

Perfect solution, great build!

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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