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.
Neat idea but I’d hate to have that as my main workbench.
Seems like it could be a cool idea for a “dedicated work station” for a specific task that you don’t need ALL the time.
It would work good in my laundry room for occasional home fix it or assembly projects.
I like it. I would use it to spray parts after I blast them. But I would never ever pay 499.99+ for it maybe at 299.99 with my military discount I would pick it up.
Long since discontinued.
It could be useful for reloaders as it closes and has a lock or if not, a hasp could easily be added.
It is nice option for persons with limited space.
so expensive – I wonder if there’d be a cheaper version with say a metal table top. I’d almost consider. Unfortunately it requires you to fold the table down to get to stuff on the top half of the unit.
Shame it couldn’t be a shelf on rollers – where it slides out and the leg unfold from the bottom. Yes it’d be a thick shelf but perhaps more useable that way.
Black. Why’s everything always gotta be black? A grey would be way better. I like seeing what’s inside cabinets, cases, cars, trunks, etc., but the world’s fascinated with frigging black. Oh, I have limited space and this would fit and I also have limited light and this would suck up most of it – perfect!
If I needed this and wanted this, I’d be pissed that it’s black and would not buy it. And no, I would not “make a project of it” and repaint it.
Otherwise, I could see this being useful.
It was on sale as a daily deal about a week ago for 399. Really wanted to pull the trigger because I’m metal cabinet shopping, but couldn’t justify. Too much bench space (weird problem right)
The price seems outrageous, but I do think it’s an innovative design
Yes, this design should not have been discontinued. With a lower price, it would sell well.
Lowe’s has something like this but it doesn’t have the bottom half and is wall mounted. Also it’s a lot cheaper.
What’s the P/N for the Lowe’s version?
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Yeah, it seems expensive.
I built a 2×4′ worktable using torsion box construction, with 3/8 plywood skins and particleboard 1×2″ used for trim and moldings. I included solid blocks for to allow dog holes and mounting points for the folding legs. It is light enough to handle easily, but more than strong enough. The bad thing is that it is weirdly bouncy if you hammer on it. So I don’t call it a workbench. It cost about $50 all told.
Something like that would be cheaper and more versatile than this folding bench, but a little slower to deploy.
Kinda useful but would be annoying if you need to grab something from shelves behind bench folded section but dont need to use the bench.
As one guy said my thinking was perfect for a laundry room or basement.
$499 is outrageous, was thinking $299 when reading before seeing price.
Looks like a good toy to have around the shop but I don’t have the space at this time. Pretty cool toy though.
Can’t wait to see this idea evolve. I think add wheels or part of a work/utility truck.
Hell of a diaper changing station for out in the shop…
Has room to put the MOPP gear. Stick a sheet of medical grade stainless steel on case anything spills so you can wipe it off, then bleach it, then kill it with fire for good measure.
I love it!!!!!!!, OMG how practical would this be in a garage has its own table that folds up.
it’s like a hidden Murphy bed but it’s a hidden table.
Is this on the market already I need one of these
Waaayyy too expensive for what it is. Neat idea. For the price I would expect a better build with a lot more features.
GENIUS! Excellent for actually having a clean workbench when you want to use it, and keep stuff from getting moved/borrowed.
Feels like a modern updating of the “Apartment Workbench” — Hammacher Schlemmer used to sell it, Lee Valley currently has plans.
Tempting to me, but the price is just too high to justify.
Look interesting. I love the design though I would like to see a 24″ depth option as well.
Price is a little stiff for a guy like me. Probably not something that I would get now at this price. Depend on the build quality it can be justifiable. I have seen industrial cabinets go for $500-$2000 a pop. Those industrial cabinets do have exceptionally thick metal (12-14gauge fully welded). They are also forkliftable when loaded.
I would need 3″ more depth to the cabinet — that would let me put a CNC machine on the workbench.
Personally, I would not trust this to be rigid enough for a CNC machine support.