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This technically isn’t a decorating project, but if you like DIY projects like I do, then you may have this problem, too…I don’t have a big enough workbench area to do most of my projects, so I end up doing them on the dining room table or living room floor (not the most ideal location!)
The other issue I have is that although I want a big workbench area, the workbench is going in the garage. And I still want to be able to park my car in there….at least some of the time :)
So that’s how I ended up building a workbench that has a top that folds down. That way I can have a regular sized workbench for small projects, and still fit the car in the garage. But when I need a big surface, I can fold up the top to double the size of the work area.
This is a 2-part series…the first part is the how-to for building the workbench. It actually was much easier than I thought it would be…it literally took me less than 8 hours including the trip to the hardware store to buy the materials.
Click Next to find the instructions for how to build a fold-down workbench in a day.