Assembly Table

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Project by brianl posted 02-25-2010 04:23 AM 3147 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As my projects are getting larger I realized that I needed an area to assemble/finish them. I have workbench that was just too small to pull double-duty. In a couple of hours I threw together an assembly bench on casters from 1×3s I had laying around.

It is 40” tall, 24” deep, and 48” wide. I put 1/2” MDF on top to serve as a replaceable surface.

As someone who doesn’t have a fully kitted-out workshop, I can tell you it is truly amazing to have some actual space to work with. The mobile nature of it is useful as well – being able to access all sides of a project is awesome.

-- Brian - Belmont, Massachusetts

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#1 posted 02-25-2010 04:36 AM

Nice job, enjoy the space!

-- Buzz ---- Of all the things I have ever lost, I miss my mind the most.

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#2 posted 02-25-2010 04:56 AM

You can get a lot more storage space if you put some pegboard on the ends so you can hang stuff off of.

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#3 posted 02-25-2010 05:07 AM

Nice assembly.

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#4 posted 02-25-2010 06:05 AM

Nice table. Good storage on the bottom shelf.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#5 posted 02-25-2010 03:51 PM

Brian, Nice quick and useful project. I will attest to how useful a table like this is. I am still pushing around making a second since my first has been turned into a tool stand. The pegboard that Kosta mentioned is a great help a drawer is also a quick addition that helps to keep things organized.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 02-25-2010 04:48 PM

Cool, in a small space everything has to pull double or even tripple duty. Nice build.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 02-25-2010 05:42 PM

Great job on the table. Looks very similar to the one my wife and I just built a couple of weeks ago.

-- Keith in Texas

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#8 posted 03-06-2010 08:57 AM

The classic, valuable rolling shop cart—the silent helper that can’t be beat!

Good work, Brian.

Pretty soon, before you know it, you’ll make another …and maybe a third!


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