Inspiration - Cool Work Bench - The Garage Journal Board . Adi could make his work bench with curved leg support on piano hinges that fold in, and then the countertop hinges down on top of folded leg supports.
The table is like a solid cube. Until it opens It has a flat service when it is closed or not, which is a characteristic of a table. Either way it is a table. it could be a side table when it looks like a cube or dinner for two when you pull it apart.
I don't currently have a garage, but. 49 Brilliant Garage Organization Tips, Ideas and DIY Projects ga - I especially like the tape dispenser idea, even for a pull-out drawer in the craft-room seems like a good adaptation. Hack a hack, eh?