DIYers with limited space will love this portable workbench! It’s easy to set up and folds flat for storage. See how to build this must-have for the workshop!
I think when you’ve grown up on a 40 acre farm, the farmland never leaves you.
While I kinda live in the middle of a countrified suburbia, if I pull all my tools outdoors and face my favourite view, I’m back on that farmland again, listening to Dad clamouring away in the barn, with the snap of the air dried laundry sailing overtop my mom’s amazingly abundant prize winning garden.
A portable, collapsible workbench every DIYer needs
I also adore working outdoors! With the warm wind on my face and the sun warming up my arms, I was more than ready to get my fix of vitamin D.
So when I landed this amazing portable workbench / work table at a local thrift not long ago, I gasped! I knew exactly where I desired to use this. Right in my own backyard.
I’ve been woodworking outdoors here and there already, but always lugging around a heavy sawhorse or two and full sized boards for a table top. This is better. SO much better.
Here’s a peek at how this mobile and compact bench works in case you feel inclined to make one yourself.
This post contains some affiliate links in which I earn a small percentage from qualifying purchases through these links, at no extra cost to you. Thank-you for helping to support my blog!
3 collapsible legs
All three sets of legs collapse into the inside of the table via various hinges.
One side tucks in first…
… then the centre legs collapse against the first…
The workbench collapsed
… fit the other legs inside their section, close the latches…
The workbench fully closed
… and you’re ready to pack this portable workbench around or to find a small storage space for it in your garage or garden shed.
While the mobile workbench offers easy storage, it’s also compact enough where you don’t even really need a large workspace to use it. Bonus!
Although the folding workbench is a lightweight design, the solid base durability, stability and weight capacity will handle woodworking projects without issue.
Isn’t it fabulous?! The large work surface offers plenty of room to spread out the tools and lumber. And the versatility to move it where desired? What’s not to love about an outdoor work site?
Ohhh… and I made new accessories to go with my new favorite workpiece!
How to build a DIY toolbox caddy
Since this portable workbench doesn’t have drawers, I whipped up this wooden toolbox for it instead! It’s sized perfectly to store and haul around my jars of screws for extra mobility in mind!
Learn how to make the toolbox HERE.
How to build the workbench
Would you like to make this collapsible, portable workbench for yourself? You’re in luck! Remodelaholic reached out to me asking if they could build one so I could offer you the plans. So here you go!
Find plans on how to make this collapsible table at Remodelaholic HERE
View other handy workshop projects:
How to create a garage workshop you can work AND park in! 4 part series.
Easy screwdriver organizer for the workshop
How to build a completely repurposed workshop for free
View many other workshop organizing projects HERE
29 thoughts on “A collapsible, portable workbench every DIYer needs”
Would love to have the building directions to this!!! Would love to have my brother make it for me!!! Great idea!!!
Love it ! I have a kids picnic bench in my basement just like that! If I make add new legs and make it a little bit taller I will have a smaller version of that table! Thanks for the inspiration… I love to work outside too, the summer is when I do my bigger projects 🙂
Put a table cloth on it and you’d have an extra table for entertaining too Donna!
You can paint your favorite team colors for tailgating or just fun summer colors! Love the idea!!!!!!!!!
Fabulous workbench, Donna. I passed up a cool folding one at a sale once and have regretted it terribly ever since. I went back for it just in time to see someone loading it into their car. What a great workspace view you have!
Fabulous! I needed that fold down leg design for a project I have in mind!
btw LOVE your new clipboard design. So cute!
That is just perfect for one of the most excellent DIY ers around.
So glad you found it.
Does this bring back memories! My dad was a carpenter and we had a little 40-acre farm. I have always had a fond place in my heart for wood and building projects. This could have many uses. Love your site! Keep up the good work.
Thats neat.I was close i knew it was a table.I thought it was a picnic table.
Loved this idea!!!! Please consider posting building directions. I was thinking about getting more sawhorses and this is much better. Thank you for sharing!
I love it. So many uses other than workbench.
Now that is a handy table! I love it. And the toolbox is just great, especially with the ruler!
This is great! Could you post the dimensions? And how much to you think it weighs? What a find!
I love this project. It’s great for working anywhere for that matter. I also think it would be a great table for working craft shows, flea markets, etc. I am also tired of lugging out saw horses and a piece of wood to work on. Thanks for the idea. It will work for me, too.
Do you have a tutorial or instructions for this table? I would love to see those.
I love that table…and it just gave me a great idea of another use for one of those fold up little picnic tables. It has a hole in the top for an umbrella, so I can even be shaded if it’s hot. We rarely use it, so now I think I’ll use it as an outdoor workbench. Thanks!
Put a foam pad and some pretty sheets on top and you have yourself a massage table or a guest bed!
That tool box would make a great plant carrier as well.
I may have to make a few up for the farmer’s market!
We have not yet had enough spring to work outside more than a few minutes. Or maybe I am just getting older each year and more sensitive to the cold.
I am so jealous! I love working outside, we have a very lovely view of our local mountain. I spent the first half of my life looking at one side of it, and the 2nd half of my life looking at the other side. I went away, married a man from New York and made him come back to my home place. A folding table from Costco is just not the same as this cool table!
Fantastic!! Even more fantastic is the massage table we picked up on the side of the road – sans the foam and vinyl cover. I’ve been using it for a portable picnic table up til now, but this is definitely another great purpose for it! Thanks! (love your functional tool box. Just my style – it works and it’s done. Nothing fancy.
You’re my new best friend!
Here is a blog address where she made basically the same table that could be added on to if you wanted it exactly like the one here.
Wow Nancy, what a great find! Thank-you!
Wow! I love this! Are there any plans for this exact table around? I would love to have something like this for trunk shows! Thanks for sharing and I’m glad to have found your blog!