I have used the bedside table things to great advantage over the years.
Indeed exactly for what Darrly was describing-keeping the tools out of the
way. I added a little shelf on top of it with a sloping top to keep stuff
like everyday chisels at hand without cluttering up the assembly table
Used to be able to get em from Gov't surplus for 5 bucks.
Even modified one to support cabinet uppers when installing. Worked like a
charm -still got it and use it.
They are shaky at best, so not conducive to stable work like cutting tenons
Another I used to hold my little used mortice machine
an immensely practical solution