Build A DIY Fold-Down Workbench To Save Floorspace In Your Shop

Build A DIY Fold-Down Workbench To Save Floorspace In Your Shop

No matter how big your workshop is, space is precious. You can build this fold-down workbench in an afternoon that instantly upgrades your work area without taking up valuable floor space.

This table is similar to another fold-down workbench we’ve highlighted before, but this table only uses one hinge, and the legs are attached to the table and swing out as one.

There’s no set size for this table, but consider the length of a piano hinge you can acquire. This hinge should run almost the length of the table. This design works best with a table that is 90cm-120cm.

The table can be constructed of scrap plywood and 90mm x 45mm timber. You’ll need a couple lag bolts to attach the legs and a kreg jig to drill pocket holes to secure the frame, but otherwise this is a simple build that will add a lot of value to your workshop.

Watch the video from April Wilkerson above for the complete build, and follow these these instructions from her blog for a more detailed explanation.

DIY Fold-Down Workbench [April Wilkerson — YouTube]

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