Bench that folds up and pulls out

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NeilG

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I need to build a bench that is going under some cabinets, so it needs to pull up and out because the cabinets come down too far to work under. It needs to pull out about 18 inches. I'm thinking of using heavy duty drawer slides or table extension hardware. Has anyone done something like this? Any ideas? Thanks.
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There is hardware out there for a pull out mixer shelf and some RVs have a counter extension that pulls out and up.
 

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When you say "up and out", do you mean it is folding up from a vertical position and the you want it to extend more than the say 36" that it could be when just hanging?
There are lots of ways you could accomplish something like that, just depends on exactly what you are envisioning.
 

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When you say "up and out", do you mean it is folding up from a vertical position and the you want it to extend more than the say 36" that it could be when just hanging?
There are lots of ways you could accomplish something like that, just depends on exactly what you are envisioning.
 

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Yep, i know those hinge systems are available. I was just having a hard time understanding the need for something like that in the shop. Why hide the bench in a cabinet when you can just have it hang and then have open shelves underneath/ behind it?
 

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OP did not specify what it would be used for. Did he mean workbench as in heavy tools and hammering, or did he want something lighter?
 

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It's frustrating when someone asks a question but doesn't participate in the discussion.
 

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