|Project by Jeremy Greiner||posted 01-30-2011 02:56 PM||3556 views||38 times favorited||12 comments|
I finished my worktable top yesterday. It’s 2 sheets of plywood with a hardboard top. The hardboard is just screwed in so I can replace it if/when it gets too damaged.
The trim is red oak I cut the strips from an 8/4 peice of oak. Interesting side effect of ripping 1/4’’ strips from the 8/4 peice of oak instead of resawing I got a quartersawn style pattern on the trim.
The top is covered in 4 coats of wipe on poly and I plan to put on a coat or two of wax on the top. The fold out legs are made from poplar and use the same folding leg brackets as my outfeed table. The plans that this table was based on had a different leg system which I tried but didn’t like so I opted for these legs which work pretty well.
The center top has bench dog holes in it which work well, I plan on adding a bench vise to the front.
When fully expanded the table top is 3’ by 6’ but when folded up it takes up 3’ by 1 1/2’ of space, certianly helps in my effort to conserve space in my garage. In the future I think I will expand the storage under it I’m not sure yet.
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