View Full Version : Sturdy...mobile...compact...workbench

Dwain Lambrigger
07-21-2007, 12:58 AM
Anyone know of plans out there for a worktable that is very sturdy, yet allows the table top to go from horizontal plane to a vertical plane? I have a limited amount of space, but I have been dying to get a good table to do my work. I would think that if the plans are right, it could be very sturdy, and still be mobile. Thanks for your advice.

Steve Busey
07-28-2007, 2:00 PM
Saw this idea in American Woodworker #127 for a mobile table base (http://www.americanwoodworker.com/userdocs/images/content/Folding_Bench.pdf) that folds up to nothing. You'd still need to manage your working surface, but might be something to consider if your space is at a premium.

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Jim Underwood
08-07-2007, 9:17 PM
Here are two that I've just looked at:



I appreciate the other link posted. I've wanted to make a traveling lathe stand for a friend, and this may be just the idea to get me started....

Dwain Lambrigger
08-11-2007, 2:58 PM

Thanks for the reply. Your first link when to a local Tampa paper, not anything wood related. I am interested to see what you have, could you give me another link?


Jim Underwood
08-14-2007, 7:57 PM
Well I'll be hornswaggled....

I have NO idea how that link got there. Is sumbuddy messin' with the posts?:confused:

Here's what it shoulda been:


And here's a coupla more:



And I haven't looked at this, but there seem to be a whole bunch of free plans here:


Don't stop with the first part, scroll on down to the folding workbenches area...

Pat Snyder
01-15-2008, 1:31 PM
I made one like this with a couple of my own ideas. Works great! perfect for storing tool cases ect.