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How to Build a Simple Folding Workbench

By: Joe Truini

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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  • Pete Says:
    August 14th, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    What kind/length of screws did you use? screw through wood down through sawhorses?

  • Vish Says:
    March 30th, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    What make and model number are the metal saw horses used? How much did they cost?

    Thanks in advance.

  • Sandy Says:
    May 6th, 2007 at 7:48 am

    I used the saw horses, but for a table, I used a flat inside door. This gives quite a bit of work area.

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How to Build a Simple Folding Workbench