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Project by Harry_Ch posted 1170 days ago 10040 views 12 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been lurking around the site for a while and decided to post one of my first projects. If you been in the U.S. Army, you should remember this simple but handy folding field table. Been looking for the plans to make one and found them on the internet.

Table measures 24” x 36” and 27” tall and made from 1/2” plywood, 2”x2” and 1”x4”. Assembles easily with bolts and nuts, hinges, screws, a couple of wing nuts and u-straps. One item I did improvise on was with the u straps for the middle support. I found conduit hanging straps worked just fine, since they have the holes placements needed. The bolts throught the top are countersunk deep and filled with clear epoxy to level it off. I never did like the Army’s olive drab scheme so I went with Minwax gunstoke stain and several coats of polyurethane.

It comes in very handy for setting the tools aside while working and a quick lunch table. When folded down, it is about 3” thick, so easy to tote around. I know, almost too good to lay any tools on.

One of my first project and more to come. Thanks for taking a look.

-- Deeds not Words.





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woodman1962

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#1 posted 1170 days ago

That would be a great camping table.I will have to put this one in my favorites to get ready for camping season.Thanks for the pictures and i hope that you do not mind if i copy it

-- jjhollyawc@yahoo.com

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Cozmo35

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#2 posted 1170 days ago

Harry, can you tell me where you found the plans? I’l like to make one too!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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wood_rat

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#3 posted 1170 days ago

Harry,Where did you find the plans.

-- Pancho

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Dennisgrosen

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#4 posted 1170 days ago

great little folding-table :-)
one thing though…..take of the screw -points that goes thrugh the stretcher before any get hurt :-O
and welcome to L J enjoy and have fun :-)

take care
Dennis

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Harry_Ch

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#5 posted 1170 days ago

Thanks for the comments, folks. Knew you would enjoy making one for yourself and friends. Cost me about $25 to make it.

Below is the link to the plans. If you can not get to them, let me know. I still have them.

www.9thdivision.com/USArmy WWII Field Table.pdf

-- Deeds not Words.

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dozuki

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#6 posted 1170 days ago

I like the table and would love to make one. I tried the link but it keeps telling me it can’t be found.

-- Couldn't think of anything clever. I LIKE WOOD

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Harry_Ch

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#7 posted 1170 days ago

My apologies for that. Try this link or send an e-mail to : harrychung_63@yahoo.com

http://www.9thdivision.com/Members_Only_Pages/Members_Only/DIY/US%20Army%20WWII%20Field%20Table.pdf

-- Deeds not Words.

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dozuki

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#8 posted 1170 days ago

That did it. Thanks for the help can’t wait to try one.

-- Couldn't think of anything clever. I LIKE WOOD

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Monty Queen

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#9 posted 1169 days ago

Harry, nice job on the table. Brought back a lot of memories setting those little tables up in a field tent. The only thing i see wrong with your table is (where is the olive drab) Ha Ha, just joking. If i atempt to make one it will not be green either. Thanks for the posting.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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Mark Wilk

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#10 posted 374 days ago

Sorry for bringing a two year-old thread back from the dead but….

I was searching for a good folding table design to use when I homebrew and this is exactly what I’m looking for. The design is simple and the table is portable enough to travel. The only problem is the plans seem to be located in a member’s only area of the link provided. Does anyone have these plans and would be willing to share them?

-- --Mark Wilk, Pierson, MI

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Harry_Ch

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#11 posted 374 days ago

Glad to hear from several others that like this field table. Still have those plans available for anyone that needs them. So send me an e-mail and I’ll send them to you.

-- Deeds not Words.

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J1Seod

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#12 posted 360 days ago

Can you please send me a copy of the plans for the field table? I am modifying them for a kids picnic table. Thanks

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 360 days ago

This is quite a project. Very impressive.

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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LumberLed

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#14 posted 353 days ago

Love the table and tried to download the plans but was confronted with an login requirement. (????) Tried to message you but cannot because I haven’t made 5 posts at this site yet. Wow. Plans for a field table are locked up like they’re rocket science. :) Whatever, I am fairly familiar with field tables. I was just curious about how you were securing your centerboard to the end boards when the table is opened out.

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LumberLed

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#15 posted 353 days ago

Okay, I woke up and did a zoom of your pics. Now I understand your idea for locking the center and end boards together. Good trick.

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