Assembly/Reference Table

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Project by John posted 03-11-2009 03:11 AM 5161 views 18 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished this a while back but didn’t think to post it. The table came out very flat, I was pleasantly surprised. Used metal full extension drawer slides for the drawers. I used two sheets of Maple plywood for the door and drawer fronts. I like having the clamps hanging off the end of the table.

Got the plans from the Wood Whisperer dude at Fine Woodworking. Here’s a link. And the second half.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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#1 posted 03-11-2009 03:20 AM

Nice work.
I believe, to build flat and square furniture, beside tools, we need flat and stable workbench then flat table for assembly and reference.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 03-11-2009 03:34 AM

Nice build. This is a piece of shop furniture that I still need to make. Thanks for including the links. I’ve heard from lots of Lumber Jocks that the torsion box top is the way to go.

BTW: 42 is only the answer if you ask the right question.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#3 posted 03-11-2009 03:59 AM

This was a really easy project to make. The 2×4’s I used to make this project are great to lay on top of the reference table to cut sheet goods down to size. The table is heavy with both skins on it. I had a friend help me flip it and set it in place.

Whenever I go into restaurants that ask you for a name I use ford prefect, slartybardfast or zaphod bebblebrocks.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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#4 posted 03-11-2009 11:46 AM


Nice job on the work station. I’m sure Marc Spag…(The Wood Whisperer) would be proud of your efforts. By the way, it’s nice to see a shop where it appears there is some wood working being done.

Whenever wifey and I go into a restuarant and they ask us for a name I give them ’Bigga Tipper’ and she gives them ’Ima Starvin’. Doesn’t seem to make a difference to how long we wait.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#5 posted 03-11-2009 02:44 PM

I hope to build a smaller version one day. I have a long narrow shop.

It appears you took a lot of care with this.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#6 posted 04-01-2009 08:17 AM

Nicely Done!!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#7 posted 04-22-2009 01:45 AM

nice job!!! I really need to build this for my shop, thx for the photos and link, Randy

-- I was going for that distressed look

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#8 posted 05-15-2010 08:48 PM

I think this is a great table and I am looking to adapt that design as well to use as outfeed support and add a couple clamps. Looks good John hope it serves you well!

-- Scouts Out Front!

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