Folding and Mobile
Want a mobile workbench with a sizable work area that folds up to only 7 in. thick? The materials to make the one shown here cost about $100 at home centers. Or, build it any size that suits your home shop by adjusting the frame sizes to accommodate the folding parts. Watch the video tutorial and get the full plans here.
Flip-Top for Stationary Tools
Over the years I’ve had a variety of workshops and work benches. When I was a young apartment dweller, my workshop was a 3 x 3-ft. broom closet (for real!). Today, I’m lucky enough to have a shop with plenty of elbow room. But in between, most of my workshops consisted of a workbench loaded with tools, tucked into the corner of a garage or basement. If this sounds like you, check out this flip-top workbench. The revolving center section gives you a double platform for your bench top tools. — Spike Carlsen.