I am living in the dorms so space is at a premium. My space is about 6'x13' and currently contains my bed, desk, 2 bikes, and a cabinet full of electronics. So I am looking for a compact solution, but one that still works well enough for daily tuning (I am on snow 6 days per week, so pretty much every night I have at least 1 pair of skis that needs work). My budget is limited, looking to spend between $50 and $75, so the durable purpose built tuning benches are out. I am not really concerned about portability, since our team has a portable bench for races, but I am worried about it being durable, having storage space, and not sliding on the hard floor. If anyone else is in a similar situation, what options have you found that work well?
As of now, I am probably leaning toward a diy table about 48" long by 12" deep with shelves underneath for my boots, and tuning supplies. Thinking of a laminate top with rubber pads on the legs.
With this design i have a few concerns:
is 12" deep wide enough? last year i just clamped my vices to my desk and ended up keeping all of my supplies on the floor while tuning and wasted a lot of time
where am i going to put it and my skis?