Build a knock-down finishing rack for your workshop. It is completely adjustable to suite your finishing needs.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a sturdy collapsible sawhorse with notches in the top board so it can be used with another sawhorse and 2x4s to make a flat support appropriate for cutting sheet goods. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a medieval looking breakdown camp chair, made from plywood, and using no pegs. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online.
Make more room for tools and carpentry projects with space-saving workbenches that set up or come apart in seconds. Made from recycled doors and other readily available materials, all these designs from FamilyHandyman are both inexpensive and easy to build.
When shop space is scarce, a temporary workstation may be the best answer. That is why we like this idea for a portable router table top that you can quickly attach to the edge of your workbench, and then tuck away in storage when not in use.
This tool tote reminds me of the interlocking cardboard or sheet metal toys I had as a kid, the kind where you assembled them by inserting tab A into slot B. Unlike those toys, this tote is not some flimsy box. Once all the parts are together, they interlock to form a rigid, sturdy assembly. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra.
I wanted a portable lathe (which flywheel lathes traditionally are not) and used a minimum of modern fasteners. Simple lap joints and wooden bolts provide a somewhat less rigid frame, but it is lightweight and easily knocks down flat for storage or transportation.
Cutting down full sheets of plywood with a circular saw has always been a bit awkward. I usually lay the plywood sheet on supports on the floor and then have to crawl around to make the cut. But recently, I came up with this knock down sawhorse that makes the process a lot easier.