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Outfeed/Work Table With Casters

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Project by KaferKrazy posted 09-20-2014 07:41 PM 3276 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everyone! I finally found the time to plan and build a proper work table. I have limited space in my shared one-car garage for stationary tools so I needed something mobile yet large enough to use as an outfeed table and basic work surface. My inspiration was the Outfeed Table Episode from the Wood Whisperer.

Here’s a list of the materials:

3 – 23/32” Plywood
3 – 8’ 2×4
1 – 1/8” hardboard
4 – locking urethane casters ($3 and change each at Harbor Freight!)

I love the smooth hardboard top as a work surface but the table edging doesn’t quite meet flush all the way around. I was going for the look of this assembly table but on the cheap. I like the extra bit of material around the sides for clamping etc. If I were to build this table again, I would put the edging on first then router the 1/8” hardboard top flush to the outside edges.

I didn’t have any immediate plans to build out the space underneath but I could see putting a couple of drawers, some hose and cord holders and a power strip.

Comments and suggestions welcome!





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albachippie

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#1 posted 09-20-2014 08:07 PM

Nice table. Looks really useful. I’d probably leave the underneath open also.
Good job,

Garry

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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grantd

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#2 posted 09-21-2014 01:33 AM

I like it. Have you had any issues with the bench rolling around on you while trying to use it? I’m thinking about putting a set of castors on mine but worry about it not being as sturdy.

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Nate L.

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#3 posted 09-21-2014 03:44 AM

thats a great looking table! I built a similar table and mounted a router underneath it at one end. Just another way to save space in a very small ‘shop’.

-- Nate, Las Vegas, http://nateswoodshop.com

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KaferKrazy

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#4 posted 09-21-2014 12:49 PM

@grantd – regarding the stability of the casters, the weight of the table does a pretty good job of keeping it from moving even without the casters locked. With the casters locked, it doesn’t roll anywhere bit it does shift a small bit when leaning against it because all four wheels are on swivels. It’s really the best solution for my needs but if I had the space I would definitely go without casters.

@nate – love the idea of mounting a router underneath! I might also consider adding a miter support on one end so that I can cut longer stock without a dedicated miter stand.

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MrNorwood

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#5 posted 09-22-2014 03:46 PM

looks great!!! and more importantly, FUNCTIONAL

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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Rex B

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#6 posted 09-22-2014 04:15 PM

Great job, and super useful!

-- Rex

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Richard

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#7 posted 09-22-2014 09:45 PM

Looks really good , and lot’s of ways to Trick it Out if you want.

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