This portable workbench stores the tools with it! It can be stored under the bed, and easily pops up to become a sturdy workbench. We love it for builders in apartments, small spaces, or on the go.
You can build this portable workbench for about $40 with basic tools. This is a quick and easy project with free step by step diagrams, shopping and cut list and video tutorial.
- 2 - 1x6 @ 6 feet long
- 2 - 2x3 @ 8 feet long or stud length
- 1 - 1/2" or 3/4" thick plywood panel, 24" x 48"
- 4 - 3" bolts
- 4 - matching locking nuts
- 12 - matching washers (three per bolt, one on each end and one in between wood)
- 16 - 2" self tapping wood screws
- 16 - 1-1/4" self tapping wood screws
- wood glue
- 2 - handles (optional)
- 2 - 1x6 @ 48" or length of plywood
- 2 - 1x6 @ 22-1/2" or width of plywood minus 1-1/2"
- 1 - 1/2" or 3/4" thick plywood project panel measuring 24" by 48"
- 2 - 2x3 @ 28-1/4" - longest point measurement, one end cut at 15 degrees off square
- 2 - 2x3 @ 31" - longest point measurement, one end cut at 15 degrees off square
- 2 - 2x3 @ 19-1/4"
Cut 2x3 legs with bottoms at 15 degree angle off square.
Mark out square cut end 1-1/4" down and 1-1/4" in and drill holes sized for your bolts.
Nip off corners as done in video to allow the leg to rotate and not catch on the corners.
Drill holes in side 1x6 as shown, the same on both sides, with a drill bit sized for your bolt.
Insert the bolt with a washer at the front, in between the 1x6 side and the leg, and then just before the nut. Tighten nut to secure.