An old hollow core door makes a perfect workbench that is both lightweight and easy to store.

  1. Start by laying the door on the floor and position two collapsible sawhorses upside down on top of it, a foot or so from each end.
  2. Screw the sawhorses to the solid wood frame that runs around the outer edge of the door with 1¼” screws. Turn it upright, and it’s ready for use.
  3. To store the workbench, flip it over and fold up the collapsible legs.
  4. Store it flat against a wall.
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Joe Truini

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Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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