DIY Flip Top Workbench
Once I built my Modular Miter Station I knew I couldn’t stop there with my shop projects because I still had two major tools that didn’t have a home…. my Kreg Foreman and my Ridgid thickness planer. Both are pretty big tools and are a pain to have to move to a workbench when you need to use them so I came up with a plan to give them a permanent home and fit right in with my new shop furniture….. or Modular Miter Station. So this is de facto Phase 5!
But since I was building a new cart I would have to get rid of something currently in the shop or else I wouldn’t have enough floor space for everything to fit in the garage. So I decided to get rid of my assembly/outfeed table.
If you remember Phase 3 of the Modular Miter Station was built at the same height as my current workbench so that it could extend my current workbench for bigger projects. So this new bench needed to be that same height and also be able to work as an outfeed/assembly table that way I could use them (Phase 3 & DIY Flip Top Workbench) together to create a workbench that was actually bigger than my current one.
In order to achieve this I knew that I would need the top to flip in some sort of way. There are so many awesome plans out there for flip top carts, but here are a couple that I got some inspiration from.
How to Build a Flip Top Tool Stand | Fix This Build That
Double Ended Flip-Top Workbench Plans | Pneumatic Addict
So since I needed to have the cart work as a workbench and house these tools I couldn’t have a tool on both sides, so Brad at Fix This Build That Flip Top Tool Stand was out. And I wanted to make the carts footprint the same size of Phase 3 of the Modular Miter Station because I figured this would allow me the most options of moving carts and tools around depending on the project I was working on. So that meant Elisa at Pneumatic Addict Double Ended Flip-Top Workbench was out. So I ended up coming with my own design that would work perfect for my tools and space.
I worked really hard to put together a comprehensive plan for you to build your own Flip Top Workbench. It is a 17 page digital .pdf download product featuring step-by-step building plans. Plans include shopping, tools, and cut lists as well as dimensions and 2D diagram models. Plus, some building tips!
Here are a few photos of the build process I think might be helpful if you build one of your own:
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