Easy Shop Table - Planer Table #5: Final Assembly...

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Blog entry by Lockwatcher posted 03-28-2011 05:33 AM 7514 reads 4 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Adding the shelf & the top... Part 5 of Easy Shop Table - Planer Table series Part 6: Adding the casters and finishing the project »

Well, I finished up sanding the various parts with my orbital sander. Now it is time to assemble the shop table. follow the pictures below:

Below: Glue & screw the leg to the bottom unit (the lower shelf).

Below: I used a Clamp-It square from Rockler to insure that the leg was square. If you don’t have one of these, use a square piece of MDF or other 90 degree guide.

Above: The second legs is hooked on…I used my bar clamps to secure the leg while I worked my way around adding screws.

Below: The third leg is attached, getting closer to finishing up…

Above: The fourth leg is added and clamped in place…The top is added next, once again glue & screw it in place.

Below: Special Note – I picked up these 2 1/2” screws from Lowe’s to complete the build. These screws were used on both the legs and the frame sides. I used smaller versions to hold the cleats in place.

Above: The completed table assembly!

Well, as I said before…I need to pick up my casters in order to complete this project. I will follow up as soon as they come and I can finish up.

See you soon, Lockwatcher

-- Lockwatcher, Ohio,

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Grant Davis

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#1 posted 03-28-2011 01:33 PM

Hey Lockwatcher, nice job on the build-a-long. Looking forward to seeing the planer mounted on this cart.

Where are you in Ohio?

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 04-08-2011 03:19 PM

Very simple, very cheap, but very sturdy. Great build.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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