Small bench with flip up sides

When I first built my shop, I had several bench top tools and planned to add some others. Getting each one out, setting it up and securing it was a slight PITA, so I built a dedicated bench for just that type of tool. The bench was built very, very sturdy of lagged 4X6 material, then a plywood top was added. The bench was small by shop standards- about 30" X 48", but was extremely heavy and stable. The size was partially dictated by the need to get to all 4 sides of the bench to work using the tools mounted to its top.
To gain more room, and for the smaller, lighter bench tools, I added flip up wings to the side. The wings locked in place automatically by using coffee table wing/braces, which also permitted them to be easily flipped back down. By thinking through where the tools were mounted, how they were angled and how they would be used, I have little, if any, conflict between the closely packed bench tools. Later, I added an outlet for my dust collector. There were also many (you can't get too many) electrical outlets.

You cannot make a stupid kid smart by
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
Add image file
Upload is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.