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Foldaway workbench

If you're looking for a place to set up a work station for your hobbies, arts and crafts, or even small do-it-yourself projects, this foldaway workbench is ideal. It takes up very little wall space and the bench itself folds up for convenience, and no one will even know it's there!

 

When closed, the workbench tucks into a wall-mounted unit and, when open, it provides a 1200 x 900mm worktop. There is access to tools from shelves on both sides and a double-sided pegboard door. To set it up, just pull the legs from the recesses under the top and secure with four steel braces and threaded knobs. Then release the bolt latch and lower the bench.

FINISHING
Finish with three coats of Woodoc 5 or 10 interior sealer and allow this to dry properly before installing the shelves.

YOU WILL NEED:

QTY
DESCRIPTION
MM
MM
MM
A
2
Plywood sides
19
275
1215
B
2
Plywood top and bottom
19
275
1180
C
1
Pine hanger strip
38
90
1180
D
1
Plywood back
19
1085
1180
E1
1
Plywood partition
19
275
1085
E2
2
Plywood fixed shelves
19
250
581
F
2
Upper and lower face frames
19
28
1218
G
2
Outer face frames
19
38
220
H
1
Centre face frame
19
50
220
J
1
Plywood worktop
19
875
1180
K
2
Side aprons
19
70
875
L
2
Front and back aprons
19
70
1218
M
2
Legs
19
70
870
N
2
Worktop struts
19
70
875
P
4
Steel leg supports
3
19
460
Q
2
Pegboard door stiles
19
38
800
R
2
Pegboard door rails
19
38
460
S
2
Pegboard pieces
6
536
800
T
1
Mounting strip
38
38
806
U1
3
Shelves
19
240
576
U2
4
Shelves
19
240
576
 
Wood glue
 
Medium wire nails
 
4
Cuphead nuts, bolts and washers
50
 
4
Cuphead nuts, bolts and washers
40
 
3
Butt hinge
85
 
2
Door hinges
70
 
3.5 x 40mm cut screws
 
1
Magnetic latch
 
1
Door latch
 
1
Knob or handle
  4 Wall plugs and screws      

 

CONTINUES BELOW

 

 

TOOLS:

Circular saw - or have all your pieces cut to size
Hammer
Carpenter's square
Drill/Driver and assorted drill and screw bits
Jigsaw plus clean-cut blade and blade for steel
Woodoc 5 or 10 interior sealer
Woodoc steelwool
Paintbrush
Clean cloth