Space-Saving Work Table Folds Flat Against Wall
My shop is a one-car garage where woodworking has to coexist with motorcycling, bicycling, and other family interests. I needed a shop worktable that could double as a router table and disappear when not in use.
The design shown is made of three glued layers of 3/4-in.- thick plywood with a plastic-laminate top and a solid-wood edge. I installed a router-support plate in the middle of the table and a woodworking vise along the front edge.
The table is attached to the wall via a cleat with three heavy-duty fence hinges. The legs pivot and unfold on the same type of hinges. Folded up, the table is held in place with a sliding door lock that fits a hole in the front apron.
To protect the laminate surface while I’m using it as a work table, I cover it with a sheet of 1/4-in.-thick high-density fiberboard.