|Project by Greedo||posted 08-04-2010 04:55 PM||7297 views||50 times favorited||26 comments|
this is my assembly table, made it about 1 month ago. you can see some of the processes in the 2 blogs i made about it. dimensions are 180cm x 80cm, and 90cm high.
it’s a pine base, all traditional mortise and tennon assembly finished with licht oak acrylic finish.
the top is made of an mdf torsion box with beech edges, on the front there is also a row of dogholes and a homemade vise.
the top mdf layer is crewed on and can be replaced if damaged too heavilly. it’s finished with several coats of BLO and a last one with 50% poly.
in the drawers i store the things i most oftenly use, like marking tools, sanding pads, screws, nails, drill bits etc…
on the backside there are also 3 doors with shallow cabinets in wich i keep my paint.
the downdraft function is made with a blower inside the table wich blows the air out the back and is extremely silent, the filter is just a simple furnace filter folded 3 times and pancaked between 2 mdf grills. it certainly doesn’t filter to the micron, but it gets the visible dust out of the air. i don’t use it for powertool sanding as i initially intended, because while building it i happened to buy a used festool vacuum.
a flat assembly table is really an invaluable tool, and torsion boxes are incredibly stable! i regularely sand glue etc off the top wich comes off quite easy and retouch the BLO finish each time i use blo for somethings else.