Is workspace in your household as much an issue as it is in mine? An unfortunate soldering incident has me banished from the kitchen table, and my planned basement work bench is still on my to-do list. But I came across an ingenious idea for a very simple work table via the internet TV network Revison3’s show Systm episode 13. It doesn’t get simpler than this: one piece of 3/4 inch plywood and a few simple cuts yields a stable 37″ tall 16 square-foot work space.
You could easily tackle this little project in one afternoon. Heck, if you can find anyone at the local Home Depot or Lowe’s you could get them to cut it into its three major sections — though beware. The HD staff cuts “to within 1/2 inch.” That’s not exactly accurate.
You essentially cut two slots to allow the legs to interlock and notch the bottom to reduce rocking on uneven surfaces. Optionally, you can add cleats to top of the legs to secure the top. Broken down without the cleats it stacks to less than 3″ for easy storage — perfect for the handyman with limited space.