I am in need for a portable workbench, and it's in my mind for a long time. I went through the sawhorse design and made a couple of them already. Now it’s time to make the table top and put the workbench together.
I've done a two-month-long study on the portable workbench, having a bench fever (my wife said) and accumulated a stack of papers full of my brainstorm ideas.
First of all, I’d really appreciated for the people out there on the internets who posted their ideas of making workbenches and tables, I did get many inspirations from all of you, I took some ideas with my own modification based on what I needed for the workbench. Ron Paulk (Google his name you will find his "ultimate protable workbench") has a great workbench, you will see a few of his design elements in my bench because I liked his so much.
In my case, the workbench has to have a large working surface, but portable enough to fit into my minivan, along with my other tools. I was thinking about a 4’x8’ bench but settled with 4’x7’, because it’s easier for my van.