This Flight Case Toolbox And DIY Workstation Is Portable And Saves Space

Trying to DIY in a small space is always tricky, but this combination workbench and toolbox from Instructables user Robb can help. Made from an old flight case, it’s portable, small enough to stash in a corner and folds out onto a bench you can actually work at, with all your tools within reach.

If you want to use the case as a workstation, you’ll probably want to heft it up onto a bench or table, but once opened up, all of your tools are right there, in their own compartments, and easily accessible. When you’re finished working or you need to stash them away, just put them back, secure them, close up the case and you’re good to go. It even has a carrying handle and wheels so that you can cart it around to where you need to actually work, whether it’s a basement or a garage.

To make the perfect case, Robb took some inspiration from his favourite other toolboxes around the web (included in his post below for inspiration) and picked up a surplus road case that he could pack and check on an aeroplane if he needed to, and something that was stackable, lightweight when empty and easily modified. Then he packed the whole thing with perforated steel sheeting, a ton of magnets and even a small locking shelving system perfect for bolts and small items, tools and even an electrical testing setup in the bottom of the case. It’s actually surprising how many tools and how much equipment he managed to get into this thing. Hit the link below for the full walkthrough, along with tips on how to build your own.

Flight-case Toolbox and Workstation [Instructables]

Thanks to Robb for sending in the tip!

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