|Project by CarterR||posted 06-20-2014 01:35 PM||2153 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
I have wanted an assembly table for a long time now, but I was either short on space or had other projects that I would rather do. About three weeks ago my neighbor said he had a old piece of bowling alley I could have as long as I helped him move it out of his yard. I was pumped. I knew exactly what I was going to use it for when he told me about it.
The tops dimensions are 42” Wide X 96” Long X 2.5” Thick. The table is 30” Tall.
Not sure what the species of wood is, the guy I got it from thinks it is Spruce, but whatever it is the grain is dead straight and beautiful.
I assembled the base with the kreg jig, I will be interested to see how it holds up over time. It only took a day to assemble so if the joints start to loosen I will probably dissemble it and do some better joinery. Once I finished the table I was working on I used the leftover beams I had and created the base. I added some casters because the top is extremely heavy and it is nice to move it to different spots. For the time being it will be nice to rip plywood, assemble, and glue parts off the floor.
On a side note. I have noticed the longer I do woodworking and talk to people about it, the more you start to find people who have wood they want to get rid of.