Folding work bench plans. Folding work bench plans.

A fellow woodworker asked if I had a plan for a folding workbench or work center. I was able to come up with a few and have listed them here. A folding work bench is an ideal solution for a small shop, or for a shop that shares floor space in the garage.

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The next folding workbench plan is ideal for someone looking for a fixed bench, but needs to make room for other tools. It attaches to your shop wall and folds down to make room. It has a 2 tier design that is quite clever.

folding workbench

The final folding workbench plan is almost a combination of the first 2 plans. It attaches to a wall and folds down, yet has ample work surface similar to the first workbench.

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Good luck with whichever plan you select.

  • Mel

    May 17, 2012 #1 Author

    Hi – trying to find a link to the plans pictured at the top – but it just links me to family handman website. Do you have an updated link? Thanks!


  • boblaw

    April 29, 2009 #3 Author


    Thanks for the nice words. The folding benches are huge space savers and perfect for most garages or shops.


  • Holly

    April 29, 2009 #4 Author

    Just wanted to say, I subscribe to feed updates for your blog and I really enjoy looking at all the possibilities. This particular design has been my favorite yet, and though I haven’t had the opportunity or space to attempt any of them… I do hope to do so in the future. Thank you for all your free information!


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