How to Build a Simple Folding Workbench

If your space is limited for a permanent workbench, you can make a simple workbench that folds up for easy storage from plywood and two folding sawhorses. Here’s how to go about it:

  1. Cut a sheet of 3/4” plywood to the size desired (we made ours 3’x 5’).
  2. Screw two folding metal sawhorses to the bottom to act as legs for the workbench.
  3. To store the workbench, simply flip it over, remove the folding legs, and secure the legs inside the sawhorses with hook and loop straps.

Watch this video to see how it’s done.

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  1. It’s called a folding table. You can buy one for about what sheet of ply wood cost and the legs are much sturdier than these.

    • Hi, Dale! Purchasing a folding table is certainly an option for some people. We shared this tip because we often receive letters from fans who have tons of items in their workshop or shed and want to build their own folding workbench (or another useful item). As for sturdiness, this article is from 2007 and the workbench still holds up well. 🙂


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