Here’s an interesting (new?) tool storage and workshop solution by Husky – a cabinet with fold-out workbench.
The shelves and workbench are said to have a load ratings of up to 200 lbs each. But the more detailed description says that the table top can hold up to 500 lbs, and the shelves up to 500 lbs (combined?) for a 1000 lb total weight capacity.
The workbench measures 36″ x 31.5″. It’s made from rubberwood and has a magnetically-inlaid yardstick, for quick measuring needs.
The way things work out, you have perfect access to the bottom shelves when the workbench is in the closed position, and access to the upper shelves when the workbench is folded out.
Additional features include built-in pegboard holes in the doors, a 360° adjustable magnetic worklight, an integrated automatically-locking table latch, 4 grommets int he back for cord access, locking door hinges, and a total of 4 shelves.
- Assembled Depth: 18.75″
- Assembled Height: 72″
- Assembled Width: 36.50″
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Are the shelves adjustable? I don’t know. How much weight can it hold? The product summary says 200 lbs per shelf and table, the detailed product description says 500 lbs total for the shelves and 500 lbs for the workbench, and the specifications table says 100 lbs per shelf.
While this is a light-duty solution, it does give options to users who don’t have a lot of space to dedicate to tool or supply storage or a floor-standing workbench.
Husky has come out with unique and interesting tool storage and workshop products before, but this is one of the more unique and specialty products that I can remember ever seeing.
The cabinet itself seems to be very shallow. Plus, the worktop will take up some of that space.
Who is this meant for? I imagine it’s for anyone who wants to work in a very small space, such as a 1-car garage where a vehicle is often parked.
It seems to be an interesting solution for limited spaces.
Personally, I would find a folding or collapsible portable workbench to be more versatile, perhaps combined with a storage cabinet. You can get a folding workbench and wire shelving unit for less than the price of this Husky combination, although the Husky does look to provide the best combined use of the same footprint or wall space.