How To Build A DIY Flip Top Tool Stand Workstation // Woodworking Shop Project

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I built this DIY flip top tool stand and workstation based on plans from my buddy Brad at Fix This Build That ( This stand holds my oscillating belt sander and hollow chisel mortiser (, but it’s great for almost any bench top tool, including lunchbox planers, sanders, drill presses, etc.

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📦 Materials Used On The (affiliate):

(1) 4’x8′ 3/4″ Plywood
(2) 8′ 1×2 Poplar/Pine
1-1/4″ pocket hole screws :
1-1/4″ wood screws :
3/4″ wood screws :
3 ½″ lag screws :
(4) 5/16″ x 3-1/4″ eye bolt :
(4) 5/16″ fender washers :
(4) 5/16″ threaded knobs :
(1) 3′ x 3/4″ steel tube :
(4) 3/8″ x 1-1/2″ hex bolt :
(8) 3/8″ flat washers :
(4) 3/8″ nuts :
(4) 3″ locking casters :
(1) pair 20″ full extension drawer slides :

🛠 Tools Used On The (affiliate):

Glue Application Kit :
Bench Cookies :
Table Saw :
Festool Kapex Miter Saw :
Festool CXS Cordless Drill :
Festool PDC 18/4 Cordless Drill :
Festool ETS EC 150/5 Sander :
Pocket Hole Jig :
Arrow Pin Nailer :
Parallel Clamps :
Woodpecker’s Square :
Starett Combination Square :
Amana Countersink Bit :




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20 Replies to “How To Build A DIY Flip Top Tool Stand Workstation // Woodworking Shop Project”

  1. Great project! If I have one concern…..I didn’t see you use any glue on the build, just pin nails and pocket screws. Wouldn’t glue have added to the strength of the unit? Other then that, I can see myself building one of these in the near future.

  2. Weird question, do you all think that storing a tool upside down will reduce its life span? I mean the tool was technically designed to stand up right, so I am wondering if it will put any different strain on the tool's components thus reducing its life span. Just a thought/question.

  3. Did i see a wobble? Is it structurally sound? Looks a little wimpy to me. I would hate to be grinding or sanding while the grinder or sander is moving side to side. Actually, sounds kinda dangerous.

  4. Very good job here. Well explained. Bought the plans, need some carts. 1st project turned out nice. Adjusted the drawer height to accommodate a taller tool, easy especially working off the plans. Thanks again, keep up the good work.

  5. I just don't see the thumbs down on this one. Space saver, nice looking, has drawers, two tools. Excellent build

  6. awesome video, where did you get your countersink bit and your half moon plastic featherboard? keep up the videos !

  7. In the video it doesn’t seem like you used glue to attach the bottom and shelf. Do you find that you don’t need it with the amount of pocket screws holding it together?

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