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Project by skattrbrain posted 10-05-2015 03:09 PM 657 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I’ve slowly been building myself a decent workshop for the past year or so, but I’ve found myself working off of either saw horses or a rinky dinky table that wobbles with the slightest pressure so I decided it was time to finally build myself something decent. I decided to go with MDF to try and keep the cost down (and that went right out the window when I opted for the Kreg clamping traks). I put white laminate on top (that section is actually not glued or nailed in, so if I need to replace it, it’s easily done) so I can draw or write in pencil and I can clean it in a breeze.

Overall, I’m happy with it and am looking forward to building something on top of it.





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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 10-06-2015 12:48 AM

Good idea on the replaceable melamine sheet. I have been using the same melamine top for a few years now, and it held up surprisingly well. I use it as a sacrificial backing for router work and circle cutting etc, so it doesn’t last forever.

Nice project, thanks for posting.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 10-06-2015 03:32 AM

Thanks. I have a feeling the laminate will outlast the rest of the table though lol

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#3 posted 10-06-2015 05:12 PM

face the MDF edges with 1/4” thick maple strips, mine has lasted 10 years now.
also, if you didn’t laminate both sides of your top, chances are good it will bow (lesson learned)

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities" www.knotheadswoodshed.com

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#4 posted 10-06-2015 05:12 PM

face the MDF edges with 1/4” thick maple strips, mine has lasted 10 years now.
also, if you didn’t laminate both sides of your top, chances are good it will bow (lesson learned)

sorry for the double post, not sure how that happened

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities" www.knotheadswoodshed.com

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skattrbrain

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#5 posted 10-07-2015 01:30 AM

Thanks for the tips. You can’t see it in these pictures, but the top is two separate 3/4” MDF boards on top of one another, so it’s pretty solid.

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