Flip top tool stand | Planer / Sander

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Project by DIYMontreal posted 11-01-2018 12:01 PM 7966 views 11 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this flip top tool stand to save some space in my one car garage shop. The stand houses my planer and sander. The sander will live on the “upright” most of the time as I use it more often.

I used a full sheet of 3/4 inch plywood for this build and some basic hardware you can buy at any hardware store. The locking mechanism is super solid and really user friendly – I didn’t come up with it, I just took inspiration from a lot of other great flip top stands out there.

If you want details on how I built it, you can check out the video here:

-- DIY Montreal

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Bill Berklich

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#1 posted 11-01-2018 12:22 PM

Cool – I need to make one of these too!!

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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Rick Dennington

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#2 posted 11-01-2018 04:31 PM

Nice…! Stellar job on building the tool stand….It should serve you well for many years to come…..!!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#3 posted 11-03-2018 02:21 PM

That’s a great idea! I have a small space as well. Maybe a project for me in the future!

-- —— Bruce Hicks ——-

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#4 posted 11-04-2018 07:39 PM

Creative and useful, best of both worlds.

Nice work!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 12-07-2018 09:36 PM

I am thinking about building one of these, but instead of the sander, it would be for a router table. Has anyone gone with that setup instead?

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