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.
This mini-shop for apartments is tucked into a unit that looks like a modern secretary. When company comes, just lower the lid on the disarray of your interrupted project.
This workbench was built by editor Christopher Schwarz and was the cover project for issue 8 of Woodworking Magazine. This model was made by Louis Bois. Back issues and more information are available at the magazine website.
This miter saw work station was featured in the October 2007 issue of Popular Woodworking magazine. It is made from standard construction grade 2 x 4 material (let it dry before milling) and is adaptable to any shop or saw. More information is available from the magazine web site. Visit Google 3D for the plans.
This workbench is easy to make and when not needed, it folds up to only a few inches deep.
A good, solid workbench is a basic of any woodworking shop, and although workbenches come in many different styles, types and sizes, a classic workbench style has evolved.
By Thomas Skaggs – I just thought I had share this info with anyone here who has limited shop space, like I do. With limited space it helps to have shop fixtures that can move or multi-task. Last year I built this cart/table that serves a variety of purposes. Read more at WoodCentral.
Gordon Gaines of Oakdale, California wanted to extend the short tables on his thickness planer, but did not have room for a large, permanent setup. His solution: these fold-away extension tables.
Step-by step plans to make a rough-and-ready workbench surface, with new 3D animation and master-level blueprints.
If you are like me, you probably can never have enough table or bench top space. My problem is, I do not have a large enough shop for a woodworking table in addition to my workbench, so I need to move machines around in order to work comfortably.