Assembly Table

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Project by DocK16 posted 07-10-2007 06:49 AM 4334 views 9 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished (almost) my assembly table. I started this over 2 months ago with slow progress. I first saw the design on a shop tour by Terry Hatfield on Wood Central. The Wood Whisperer also did a blog on a table of similar design last month with a torsion box top. Couldn’t believe he stole my design ….which I stole from Terry. I used 2 solid core doors for the top which alone weigh over 150 lbs. the whole thing weighs close to 400lbs (loaded) I included a pic of my old work station which served me well but new one provides much better oragnization/storage. Construction is face frame style. I hope to put in many hours working at this table.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#1 posted 07-10-2007 09:51 AM

Very nice.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#2 posted 07-10-2007 12:46 PM

How understanding of your wife to let you turn the kitchen into a shop ;>)

Nice bench.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#3 posted 07-10-2007 03:37 PM

Dock, You are blessed to have such a nice / large shop. You ought to be able to work more efficiently now with this improved assembly table. An organized shop makes for more enjoyable woodworking. Congratulations on the nice job!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#4 posted 07-10-2007 03:45 PM

I like to old one. It looks lived in.

Just kidding.

Looks like a great table.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 07-10-2007 05:45 PM

Very nice. Wish I had that kind of room!

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#6 posted 07-10-2007 05:55 PM

Looking really good!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 07-10-2007 09:05 PM

Good looking workbench. Should last forever. It sure isn’t going anywhere. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 07-11-2007 02:55 AM

I agree, the space in your shop is desirable. Can we see pics of the other side of your shop? (Nice bench)

-- Bob A in NJ

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#9 posted 07-11-2007 04:00 AM

Those solid core doors are great work surfaces. I have one on a 2×4 frame that is my bench. Rock solid and heavy… I can only imagine what two on that base would weigh… Nice work.

-- Mike - Columbus, Ohio

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#10 posted 07-11-2007 05:14 AM

Bob A I will be posting some other inside pics of my shop when it doesn’t look like a tornado aftermath: yeah kinda messy. Shop video can be viewed at the following site:
Yes I feel very fortunate to finally have my dream shop after many years in a small room in the basement. It’s an ongoing labor of love.
doors make great counter tops too.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#11 posted 07-11-2007 06:40 AM

Nice work table. I would kill for a shop that size. Two of those tables would fill my shop completely.

-- Bob

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#12 posted 07-11-2007 10:48 PM

Awesome work. thanks for sharing the idea with us. I hope to steal the design soon myself :-)

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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#13 posted 08-10-2007 04:37 AM

Great assembly table & shop going here DocK

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#14 posted 08-10-2007 08:55 AM

nice upgrade!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#15 posted 03-20-2010 01:22 PM

Can I come to get the old work bench now?

Nice job.

How did you fasten the two doors together to make the top? Is it a permanent joint or can the top is dismantled?

Hmmmm. Could you move that puppy out if the need ever arose or are you going to have to dismantle it?

I really like all that drawer space. I would give me a place to hide my mess in.

-- Making Sawdust Safely

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