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  • Folding workbench ideas

    I am looking for suggestions, I have an ping pong table and I am considering either modifying it into a folding workbench which would have a smaller work area or to mount part of it permanently to the wall and have it fold up when needed.

    Do any of you have this setup in your garage?

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    Re: Folding workbench ideas

    I like the wall mounted idea. Doing it that way would chew up wall space but at the same time it will free up valuable floor space.

    I would think that either way you choose you would have to considerably beef up the ping pong table as most I've seen are only about ¾" thick.
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      Re: Folding workbench ideas

      You don't mention where this fold-up bench will be.

      Will it have to share space with a car in the garage?

      One plus for a folding bench, every time you set it up to use it the top is free and clear any mess
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        Re: Folding workbench ideas

        Originally posted by Bob D. View Post
        You don't mention where this fold-up bench will be.

        Will it have to share space with a car in the garage?

        One plus for a folding bench, every time you set it up to use it the top is free and clear any mess
        It will be in the garage along the wall where I park my truck.

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          Re: Folding workbench ideas

          If you hinge a top to the wall and use some hinged plywood legs(or reinforced with 2x) attached to the wall that will hinge out under the top for leg type supports, one would have a very sturdy bench, and if you made the back of the bench say 8" to 12", there would be a tool shelf that would not need to cleared off ever time you need to put it down out of the way, and the 8" to 12" would give area for the folding legs to go, and you could even have a little storage under the bench as well, in that space, but when folded out you could build it to be able to hold a lot of weight safely and solidly,

          similar to the flip up table in this article but instead of the angle I would use hinged legs, that fold out, http://www.rd.com/familyhandyman/art...ixit/main.html
          http://www.rd.com/familyhandyman/content/17667/
          it is a nice Idea with the short bench for the miter saw in this story,


          never thought of this idea, but kinda like the old folding ironing board,
          http://www.stor-n-fold.com/PlanDownloads.html

          this is more what I was thinking here, with the folding legs,
          http://www.shopnotes.com/issues/072/...n-workstation/
          http://plansnow.com/wbenchfold.html

          many work bench plans,
          http://www.freeww.com/workbenches.html

          any way here are some Ideas, for you.
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            Re: Folding workbench ideas

            Originally posted by BHD View Post
            If you hinge a top to the wall and use some hinged plywood legs(or reinforced with 2x) attached to the wall that will hinge out under the top for leg type supports, one would have a very sturdy bench, and if you made the back of the bench say 8" to 12", there would be a tool shelf that would not need to cleared off ever time you need to put it down out of the way, and the 8" to 12" would give area for the folding legs to go, and you could even have a little storage under the bench as well, in that space, but when folded out you could build it to be able to hold a lot of weight safely and solidly,

            similar to the flip up table in this article but instead of the angle I would use hinged legs, that fold out, http://www.rd.com/familyhandyman/art...ixit/main.html
            http://www.rd.com/familyhandyman/content/17667/
            it is a nice Idea with the short bench for the miter saw in this story,


            never thought of this idea, but kinda like the old folding ironing board,
            http://www.stor-n-fold.com/PlanDownloads.html

            this is more what I was thinking here, with the folding legs,
            http://plansnow.com/wbenchfold.html

            many work bench plans,
            http://www.freeww.com/workbenches.html

            any way here are some Ideas, for you.
            I really like the idea for a shelf and storage underneath. Thanks

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