This Handyman reader built a fold-up workbench using recycled materials
Recycled material was given a new role as an organised workspace
Handyman reader Brent Adcock crafted a foldaway workbench for next to nothing by salvaging all the materials for the project from skip bins on new-home building sites.
He used boards left over from roof construction to build the main frame, with the backing of the bench made from salvaged flooring materials.
The benchtop and doors are framed with roofing batten offcuts, while the plywood used for the doors and work surface were recycled from a discarded packing crate.
For the legs, Brent used dressed all round (DAR) timber that had been concrete formwork in a past life.
Even the offcuts weren’t wasted, as he transformed the scraps into a rolling box for storing his power tools.
This workbench is an ideal DIY storage solution
The workbench folds up when not in use to save space and protect tools
Brent used recycled materials to create this foldaway workbench