Evolution of a Shop #41: New Outfeed table and shop cart

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Blog entry by Cory posted 02-24-2015 04:13 PM 2686 reads 7 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Even though I haven’t posted in a while, I’ve been busy. I’ve had a lot of built-in projects around the house and a few furniture pieces, too. Between those projects, I try to take some time to work on the shop. Here’s my new outfeed table, which is still a work in progress:

It’s still got the top from my old table, which is undersized. I plan on making a new top when time allows. This table takes better advantage of the space I’ve got around the table saw and gives me a lot of storage for my parts bins and systainers.

Here are some build pictures:

The base is 2×4’s and MDF with casters that engage when levelers are lowered.

This side will get drawers to hold power tools.

I haven’t decided if I’m going to close this side up around my compressor or make more drawers.

On the side that faces away from the table saw, I cut a bunch of dadoes 3” apart so that I could insert 1/4” MDF panels to separate the parts bins and systainers. If I had it to do over again, I would have chosen 2” apart.

And here’s my new shop cart which is the same height as my table saw. All of my built-ins were done with MDF or ply. This makes cross cutting those large sheets much easier. The center section is designed to hold systainers and parts bins. The ends are sized for plastic bins. Construction was all 1/2” plywood for base and 3/4” ply for top.

Thanks for looking!


-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#1 posted 02-24-2015 04:16 PM

Great work Cory. Your projects are always so neat and we’ll thought out. It’s good to see such nice craftsmanship.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#2 posted 02-25-2015 11:59 AM

Very nice Cory. You gotta luv them pocket holes.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 02-25-2015 02:17 PM

Excellent tables.well thought out storage.Great work.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 05-13-2015 11:00 PM

It looks great Cory. Lots of storage along with the off feed stability. Super nice… as usual!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#5 posted 06-04-2015 01:49 AM


Great job. I have been reworking my shop over the past few months and I think an outfeed table similar to yours could be the finishing touch. I have been giving some thought to an outfeed table but had been struggling with the design and organizational aspects. Thank you very much for the ideas. Greatly appreciated.


-- Wood is a gift from God that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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