Adjustable assembly table with torsion box top

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Project by gmerteng posted 01-20-2010 11:58 PM 10267 views 31 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a basement shop with low ceilings so not all my projects fit on my work bench, this should help a lot seeing that i can adjust the height to what ever is comfortable for that project. Put a torsion top on it for building chairs to make sure they are sitting flat on all legs, i know some guys use there table saws for that but once again my ceilings are to low for that so this should do the trick.

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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#1 posted 01-21-2010 12:01 AM

very nice execution! I liked the idea very much. looks very practical, and useful. I see this one getting used alot for years to come (+1 to favorites)

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#2 posted 01-21-2010 12:41 AM

I might have to copy that design. Nice thinking

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#3 posted 01-21-2010 01:29 AM

thats a cool lil’ helper, I think I need one of those :D

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#4 posted 01-21-2010 01:34 AM

Excellent idea, the adjustable height function makes an already useful table even better

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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#5 posted 01-21-2010 03:57 PM

That is a great design, and well done. Very nice assembly table.

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#6 posted 01-21-2010 06:33 PM

Great job. Looks like a really good design



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#7 posted 01-23-2010 04:43 AM

Nice design. That seems like it would be REALLY handy in any shop, especially a short ceiling shop like yours. What did you use to make the legs out of???


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#8 posted 01-23-2010 01:58 PM

Thanks for the nice comments. The legs are 2 pieces of 3/4” mdf glued up, the whole bottom of the table is mdf except for where the casters attach that is wood. The top also has a 1/4” recess so you can put a 1/4” piece of hard board in there and change the top when it gets tore up and full of glue, I have that set up on my main work bench and it works really well.

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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#9 posted 01-25-2010 06:35 AM

Very Usable. Please share more.

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#10 posted 01-25-2010 06:37 AM

Great idea well done

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#11 posted 08-26-2010 05:07 PM

awesome! this is along the idea I was having for my train table :) excellent use in the shop as well!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#12 posted 07-26-2012 07:31 AM

Nice design. I don’t have ceiling constraints like you but I too have a small shop (don’t we all) so need to consider a design where I could raise the table up for outfeed support or for other such things. Like the idea of having it lower for actual assembly work though. I’m curious to hear how it’s held up after ~3 years though. More specifically, do you still use it and are there any particular features you wish you would have changed when you built it? Thanks for sharing.

-- "If you can't do something smart, do something right." -- Sheppard Book

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#13 posted 04-08-2014 11:55 AM

Great table, I recall seeing that design in some woodworking magazine I have, but can’t recall now which of the gazillion mags it is…lol.

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#14 posted 05-05-2016 05:19 PM


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