Friday afternoon, I went to help a friend pickup some office furniture for his home office, since he’s starting his own business. When we pulled around to the loading dock, I noticed what appeared to be a bench next to the dumpsters there. I asked the guys working at the furniture place if it was trash (yes), and if they had any objection to me taking it (nope). Well, I had a pretty busy weekend, went Christmas tree cutting (family tradition), and we put up our exterior lights, so I did not have a chance to get back there until today. Lo and behold, the bench was still there :) I had one of the furniture guys help me load it up in my SUV, and brought my new assembly/outfeed table home.
Unfortunately, I didn’t take any before pictures – the top was pretty disgusting and covered with strips of tape as well as tons of tape residue. About an hour with a paint scraper and some Windex/Goof-off later, here’s the results:
The top measures 3’x5’, and the table is 34” high. I need to get some leveling legs for it, since my garage has a pretty noticeable slope (about 1/2” over 6’), but this table is in excellent shape otherwise. The top is 3/4” plywood laminated, so it should be perfect for assembly glue-ups and painting, as well as sharpening with waterstones, etc.
Now I just need to find a place to put it in my garage, which is rapidly running out of room from all the stuff I’ve been acquiring…
-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"