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Assembly Table Makeover with Tons of Lumber Storage

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Project by Mathew Nedeljko posted 03-15-2015 09:44 PM 2697 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been using a 3/4” sheet of MDF simply supported by three sawhorses as an assembly table for far too long. I finally decided it was time to get rid of the clutter underneath the table and make something a bit more stable and get organized at the same time. The dimensions of the table are 48×97x30 and I had all of the materials on hand. The legs of the table are laminated 2×4’s reworked from the sawhorses, and are simply glued and screwed to the frame. I added some strapping between the legs and some cross members to provide support for lumber storage underneath the table. I now have it about 60% full and it is solid as a rock!

Thanks for looking in.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch





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gsimon

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#1 posted 03-15-2015 09:51 PM

nice assembly bench – LOVE the shop too – so much space!

-- Greg Simon

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rustynails

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#2 posted 03-15-2015 10:43 PM

Mathew, good job on the table, but the shop looks to clean … :)

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Woodenwizard

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#3 posted 03-15-2015 11:13 PM

Super work space Mat. I need to get motivated to organize. Maybe I could find an assembly table somewhere in the clutter. Nice Job

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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shipwright

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#4 posted 03-15-2015 11:50 PM

Looks like you are settling in to the new shop nicely after your move Mat. I like the assembly / storage table too.
I do miss seeing that fine chevalet in the background anywhere but I guess you were sitting on it to take the pictures.
Your new space looks very comfortable and efficient.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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prometej065

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#5 posted 03-16-2015 01:11 AM

Outstanding work space you have Nedeljko – just missing some marquetry work on the wall :)

-- http://prometheus065.blogspot.com/

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#6 posted 03-16-2015 02:14 AM

That is a very nice assembly table. And I am hideously jealous that you have so much space for your shop! :)

-- Kean - It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

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#7 posted 03-16-2015 04:55 PM

A dream assembly table Mathew. I think your idea to have lumber storage underneath is a very creative solution. I hope you will let us know how well it works out after using it for awhile.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Inwar

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#8 posted 03-16-2015 06:54 PM

Nicely done…simple and very effective. My kind of build!

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#9 posted 03-16-2015 07:51 PM



That is a very nice assembly table. And I am hideously jealous that you have so much space for your shop! :)

- Kean


Pretty much my thought’s as well , That table is larger than my So Called work space. Some day more space for me .

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#10 posted 03-16-2015 10:27 PM

Very nice assembly table Mathew! Well done!

Rick

-- (Rick S.)... "Don't Worry About What People Think! They Don't Do It Very Often!"

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#11 posted 03-17-2015 08:25 AM

Very nice love the shop as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#12 posted 03-19-2015 03:43 AM

Thanks everyone for the great feedback! I wasn’t expecting so much praise on my shop as it is still very much a work in progress. I do consider myself very fortunate to have the luxury of space.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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