|Project by Sacadelic||posted 09-25-2009 03:46 AM||3813 views||19 times favorited||13 comments|
I started off with a design that I made in Google SketchUp. Really a handy program. If you want to use it you can go to http://www.sketchupforwoodworkers.com/. Here this guy gives you a run down on the basics. It is all the training that I have gotten and I was able to make this. I know that I am notorious for posting unfinished projects. That is just because I get so excited. I REALLY LOVE PLAYING WITH WOOD!!!!!! I fortunately have a lot of time to do it as well. But this time it is finished.. I think. I took my inspiration for this table from The Wood Whisper. I used the same general construction technique, just modified the design a bit. In his, he used plywood, I used solid red oak. He used plywood for the top, I used MDF. I was thinking about using 1/2” MDF and 1/4” hardboard, but settled on 3/4” MDF. I think that I should have gone the other way, but such is life. As some of you or most of you know by now, I am in a wheelchair. I could not justify having a table this big, in my shop, and me not being able to use it. So I designed it to have a place where I can roll under it. This has now become my outfeed/assembly table. I did have the intention of having a separate assembly table but after building this monster, I don’t think that I am going to have the space. But I think that this is going to be OK. I will also be able to use it as the out feed for my planer. Just need to make a slight modification to my planer setup. I milled down some more lumber to use as trim for it. It worked out pretty nice. Just took a a really long time. I treated the table with a coat of Tung Oil. It is kind of my default finish for shop furniture. I kinda want everything to match so I cant switch now. The top I finished with two coats of thinned clear satin poly. I then put two coats of unthinned poly on it. Boy, that MDF really sucks up the finish. Here is the finished product. I also went to the BORG and picked up a power strip and mounted it across the front. I am really going to enjoy that. I HATE EXTENSION CORDS!!!!! Enjoy!!