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Project by Durbs75 posted 12-15-2016 12:25 PM 11298 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a HUGE craft worktable for a great client of mine. She has a room in her basement that she will use as her dream art studio room and this moveable table fits the bill perfectly!

It measures 5 feet wide by 10 feet long and 36 inches tall. It is made of construction lumber, 3 inch locking casters, and a laminate top trimmed out to protect the edges. the top surface is laminate adhered to 2 layers of 3/4 inch plywood that is attached to rails on 16 inch centers. It will take a beating for sure!! All of the legs attaching to the 2 decks are glued and nailed for rigidity and support and long life! The table is very heavy but easily moves with the casters and locks into place when in place. This table will host a lot of projects and multiple people at one time. Happy crafting!!!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA, http://cdnaturalcreations.weebly.com https://www.facebook.com/CDNaturalCreations/





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 12-15-2016 01:13 PM

I love to be your client receiving that nice huge work table! I also wish I had the space to put it in! :) Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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BurlyBob

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#2 posted 12-15-2016 01:19 PM

That is a massive table for sure.

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Vladimir Simendic

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#3 posted 12-15-2016 01:49 PM

It’s perfect! I made myself almost the same working table for my workshop,but I attach my working tools in it. Like I explain everyone ,this kind of table is simply saving space + can be very handy. Great job!

-- Vladimir , ...handcraft rules :)

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woodchuckerNJ

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#4 posted 12-15-2016 04:23 PM

Carey,
Just a thought, next time you build something like this.

Rather than put 2 legs on each side that do nothing (dead leg), instead do a warren truss, the 2 supports coming from the bottom of the castered legs to the middle where your current (dead leg) is, will prevent any sag. Now your dead leg is supported at the top , and connects to the bottom, to support it too.

-- Jeff NJ

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Durbs75

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#5 posted 12-15-2016 09:29 PM

Thank you all for the comments!!

WoodchuckerNJ – Very good point as that would direct the load down the center legs on the sides. I will definitely do that next time. Thanks for the suggestion!!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA, http://cdnaturalcreations.weebly.com https://www.facebook.com/CDNaturalCreations/

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 12-15-2016 10:02 PM

This is a great work table and will be a nice addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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