How to Build Double Ended Flip Top Workbench

Have no place to place your big tools? Well, this double-ended flip-top workbench will be a perfect choice for you. You can place the used tool on top, and when you need another tool, you just need to flip the workbench and directly use another tool. Feeling excited? Let’s make it.

Materials and Tools:

  • 3 of 1 x 4 x 8 feet wood
  • 4 of 1 x 3 x 8 feet wood
  • 3 of ¾” x 4’ x 8 feet AC Plywood
  • 1 of ¼ inches x 4 x 4 feet plywood
  • 2 of ¼ inches x ¾ inches x 8 feet wood
  • 1 of ¼ inches x 4 feet x 4 feet pegboard
  • 1 of ¾ inches x 72 feet threaded rod
  • 4 of ¾ inches Washers
  • 2 of ¾ inches Locknuts
  • 4 of Barrel bolts
  • 4 of Drawer d-handles
  • 4 of Fixed handles
  • 4 of Casters
  • 1 lb of 2 inches screws
  • 1 lb of 1-1/4 inches screws
  • Drill
  • Saw
  • Square
  • Measure tape
  • Glue

 

Steps

  1. Prepare the woods and other materials. Cut the woods as the list. Build the base of the workbench frame using 1 x 4 planks of wood and then install the plywood top. Drill the at least two inches screws to secure it. Make two side cabinets that will conduct as the support cabinet. One of the vertical supports are supposed to be longer than the other, but the shape of the box itself is a square. Cut the pegboard as big as the box then glue it and drill some screws to secure for the back of the box.

  1. Install the cabinet to the base in the equal distance. Put the longer vertical side on the side of the base structure so you will get a sturdy workbench and cabinets. Use a square to ensure the cabinet is square to the base platform, then secure them with L brackets with some screws.

 

  1. Turn on your drill and start to make a ¾ inches deep pivot holes in the upper centre of the cabinet, 3/8 inches from the bottom line of the plywood. Then, use a jigsaw to make the hole, U-shape. Make the holes through four sides of the cabinet. Insert the six feet threaded rod through the pivot holes and slide two washers in. Finish sliding the rod in and let two inches of it protrude. Slide a temporary blocker in the end, then install a washer and locknut. Keep the nuts a little bit loose.

  1. Install the first and middle layers on the top of the rod. Then secure the third layer with some glue and also screws. Install the bolt and catch to anticipate the workbench flip by itself. You can make the drawers as the picture show you. Add the temporary wood spacer so you can make sure that the space between the drawer will be the same.

  1. To make a roller stands that can help to support material as you work on the workbench, you need to drill the holes and one-inch counterbores to the back of fixed leg. Tap tee nuts in place and then add ¼ inches spacer strip and secure the fixed arm to the side of the cabinet. Saw the moveable arm to cut the slot down the centre and to shape it. Secure it with wing nuts to the tee nuts. Then you can mount roller.

Then, you only need to mount your tools on the top of the workbench and flip the top when you won’t use it. You can also install other equipment on the other side so you can change to whatever tool you want.