If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, here’s a great way to maximize valuable shop space: a full-size, wall-mounted workbench that folds up into a neat, 13-inch-deep package. It even has space for a built-in light and plenty of storage shelves. We make this project easy with our folding workbench plans.

The workbench is as easy to use as it is to build. To close, fold the lightbox down, remove the cross braces from the legs, lift the benchtop and latch into place. Fold the legs into the bottom of the benchtop, shoot the bolt and slide the cross braces in behind the legs.

The project measures about 72 inches long by 34 inches deep by 74 inches tall. It folds up to about 72 inches long by 13 inches deep by 34 inches tall.

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    • WWGOA Team

      Yes! Here is a tutorial video on this topic available to premium members: http://www.wwgoa.com/video/how-to-inlay-wood-with-a-router-003111/
      Also, stay tuned as there is plan being developed which incorporates some basic inlay techniques. This plan should be available in the next couple months, so check back and search for “inlay” in the search box to find this. Or, watch the newsletter announcing the availability of this plan.

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  1. Edward W

    I have three work benches, two in my garage, which I can’t get to (garden stuff). I have one in my shed that, I keep thinking of tearing out and redo it. MMMMM! I have some great plans I drew up, but it’s really hard to get this 74 year old body to move.

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  2. ricardo ziehl

    I want to build a Pergola with white cedar logs, do you have something that can help me? Thank you in advance.

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    • WWGOA Team

      If you use the search function on the WWGOA site (found in the upper right hand corner) and search for “rustic furniture” you will find a few resources that might be applicable to your project.

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    • WWGOA Team

      Hi, William! This is a Premium plan. To access this plan, please login using your username and password.

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  3. Michael

    Hey Guys. Great job. I am a premium member. I love the step by step instructions. Much better than most sites for sure. I just luv it 🙂 Question. I have a basement shop. I lease, so I can’t drill holes in the cinderblock. Therefore can’t do the top part, or can I????? I am going to work up to this bench, I’m an amature, and I do have a full shop. Your help/answer would be GREATLY appreciated. If you recommend another plan or bench, please do. I need to keep it fairly simple though til I get more experience. I’m a 100% disabled vet, and sometimes challenged due to it…Blessings…Michael

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    • Customer Service

      Hi, Michael. I would suggest exploring with your landlord the possibility of fastening this unit to your wall. Many landlords would allow this as long as you patched up the holes when you move out, or leave the bench. Having said that, if that doesn’t work out, I would suggest building a traditional workbench with a simple base, plywood top, etc. You could use the folding workbench plan as a starting point, but just build the base and make it non-folding for better stability. A nice cheap upgrade would be to find some kitchen base cabinets that someone is throwing out, and use those as the base and put a plywood top on that. Quick, simple, and works great.

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  4. Levent

    I cannot download the plan; instead of the plans page an error page comes out. Can you please help me with this issue…

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    • Customer Service

      Please contact us at 1-855-253-0822; our Customer Service Team would be happy to assist you!

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    • Customer Service

      Hi, Tony. We’re happy to hear you are interested in joining. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 1-855-253-0822.

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    • Customer Service

      Hi, Spencer. You will need to be logged in as a Premium Member in order to access these plans.

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  5. james conner

    I have moved and because my space is now limited a folding workbench would be perfect.

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  6. David Sorensen

    Love the idea,I share the garage with my son. He is a auto mechanic,so floor space is tight.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Marci,

      We are sorry that you are not able to see the plan. Please make sure that you are logged into your account, using the Login button in the upper right hand corner of the page, prior to viewing the plan. If you are still not able to access the plan, please contact our customer service team at 1-855-253-0822 and they will trouble shoot the problem with you over the phone.

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      Becky WWGOA Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Kregory. Unfortunately we do not have plans for a folding workbench, but we will keep this idea in mind for future projects.
      Thanks
      Paul-WWGOA

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  7. Andrew

    Tried downloading the plan and it says “This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.”

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Andrew. We are sorry that you are not able to view plans. Please try hard refreshing the page or using a different browser. If you are still not able to view the plans, please give our customer service team a call at 1-855-253-0822 and they can assist you.
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      Jean-WWGOA Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Larry. In order to view the plans you will need to be logged into your account with your username and password. If you have any questions, please contact our customer service team at 1-855-253-0822.
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  8. delacruz.thr

    Hello there, can anyone help me with finding plans for baby bassinets please. I really haven’t been able to find much

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Michael. To access the Folding Workbench Plans you will need to be logged into your account with your username and password. If you have any questions, please contact our customer service team at 1-855-253-0822.
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      Jean-WWGOA Video Membership

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  9. gareth.moore

    Ticket As a novice without the “you beaut” (Australian for latest & greatest) woodwork tools & machinery , is this the best place to start for building a robust workbench? Look forward to the feedback

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