Folding Down Workbench

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Project by April Wilkerson posted 02-01-2014 06:34 PM 4649 views 8 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was using a flimsy card table as extra workspace in my shop when I decided to build this guy. It can tuck up into the wall when it isn’t needed, but then quickly fold down when it is. It rests slightly over 2.5’ high, is 3.5’ long and 2.5’ wide. I put on that front stop block so it will stop the legs in the same position every time. I could’ve made a better locking system, but I thought using two scrap pieces was just kinda fun. ; )

It only took a few hours to put together and $4 in 2×4s. I cut the top from a piece of 3/4” wood I found in my grandfather’s shop after he past away because I liked the idea of having something of his built into my shop. I know it’s a little nice for a workbench, but it’s sentimental.

I have full instructions on how I built it posted on my blog here. Check it out if you need one for your shop.


-- Wilkerson

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#1 posted 02-01-2014 11:19 PM

You may have just solved a major problem that I have in regards to temporary bench space. Sometimes a easy idea is too hard to think of. Thanks for sharing this. Nice build on the workbench.

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

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#2 posted 02-02-2014 12:09 PM

Temporary benches are great, especially ones that can be moved out of the way. I have a 12’ x 16’ shop, with limited space you learn to make the best of it, folding tables, rolling carts, etc….

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#3 posted 02-05-2014 03:51 AM

Looks sturdy and a great idea!

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#4 posted 02-05-2014 03:52 PM

Neat idea, great build. Very functional and convenient work bench on a limited space. Great job!

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