Workbench for tight spaces

Space tight? This workbench folds down against the wall


Is your garage a little too crowded for a good-sized workbench? Fear not. All you need is as sheet of 3/4 inch plywood, three or four strong hinges and a couple of eight-foot 2x6s. Cut the plywood lengthwise into 34 and 14-inch wide lengths. Secure the 14-inch length securely to the wall with the top 34-inches from the floor – preferably unto studs behind the sheetrock or other surface. Use the hinges to fasten the 34-inch wide length to the 14-inch piece with on the wall. Cut the 2×6 into three 34-inch long pieces which can be used as legs when the surface is in place and stored on top when it is down.

In the upright position, atop a trio of 2×6 legs. They can be stored atop the unit when folded down against the wall.


Presto – you have a sturdy 34-inch deep, eight-foot long work area when needed. You can cover it with a coat of paint to make it easier to keep clean, mount a work light overhead and use a heavy-duty extension cord for power if an outlet is not nearby.

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At the age of five I was already obsessed with all things automotive being able to identify the make and model of car by just the sound of its engine going down the street in front of our house in the small town on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Although I have been covering and writing about the automotive scene for more than 40 years and the light still grows brightly.