Fold Up Work Table

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Project by Steve posted 05-12-2015 04:43 PM 2465 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Fold Up Work Table is going to be a real space-saver in my small shop. It measures 48”x48”x36” when folded down. I made it for a large Inventables X-Carve CNC machine, but it would be great for any work surface. I will be mounting the CNC to the table top with proper gantry supports that will allow me to fold it up in between projects without damaging the CNC. The design is based on the old elementary school chalkboards on stands, if you remember those. :)

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Thanks for checking out my project! Steve…

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA -

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#1 posted 05-12-2015 05:08 PM

Nice! Very useful

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#2 posted 05-12-2015 08:00 PM

Well done and thanks for the video…....always fun to watch.
If I might suggest one thing, I would make a long notch or semi circle in the boards which act as the 2 feet on the one side of the table. That way if the ground is uneven, the table is only resting on 2 points instead of the entire length of the 2 boards. This will help if from rocking.

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#3 posted 05-13-2015 05:12 AM

I like it.

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#4 posted 05-13-2015 12:28 PM

Great for a Garage shop.

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#5 posted 05-13-2015 01:33 PM

That will be a handy addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 05-13-2015 02:56 PM

Thanks everybody! @ohwoodeye – Thanks for the suggestion because my concrete floor is uneven and it does rock depending on where I put it. I was thinking I could put t-nuts on the bottom and use bolts as levelers too, in case I need to adjust each leg.

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA -

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#7 posted 05-18-2015 04:49 PM

sweet, thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 05-18-2015 05:09 PM

Great build video and project, as always! I could see this being useful around my garage. Great job, Steve!

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