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Project by BTKS posted 1261 days ago 2109 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I threw this table together for some additional work space. The basic table can be made with one sheet of 3/4 plywood. This version can be made with one sheet 3/4 ply, 1 sheet of 7/16 OSB and most of 1 sheet of 1/8 hardboard. I wrapped the edges with some leftover oak.
The top is 36in by 60in. The height is matched to my table saw and other work bench. I added a cap on the stretchers to make the bottom shelf and a bottom on both the top and shelf to form torsion boxes. This makes the table a little heavy for easy movement but incredibly stout for the amount of material involved. I did not glue either side of the top so I can change the top if I damage it too bad or want a different size. It is held on with a number of pocket screws. The hardboard is just screwed on so it is sacrificial. It also makes glue clean up easy. I chamfered the edges just to make splintering less likely and sliding pieces on a little easier.
Thanks for looking, it was a quick fun little project.
BTKS
Tried rotating the second photo in the pics file but it transferred sideways. Too bad, I’ve got to figure out how to modify pic orientation. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)





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Chris Moellering

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#1 posted 1261 days ago

Nice job. I wish I had room for a dedicated table like that.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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jack1

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#2 posted 1261 days ago

Looks real solid. I have the same problem. You need to put your pics in a thing like iphoto, photoshop or whatever your computer has. There is all kinds of stuff you can do to pictures there. Rotate it until you are happy with the results, then save. When you transfer the pics, it’ll be right side up. You doin good!

Jack

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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NormG

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#3 posted 1261 days ago

Great job

-- Norman

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workerinwood

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#4 posted 1261 days ago

Nice work! Very useful.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Goddahavefun

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#5 posted 1261 days ago

Nice table !!

easy way to rotate photo

1./ Go to my pictures
2./ Select photo folders you want to look at
3./ Move your mouse curser onto photo that was downloaded sideways
4./ Right click “once” on mouse (this opens an action bar ! ie preveiw, edit ,print ect
5./ Move mouse curser down to Rotate Anti Clockwise !
6./ Left click mouse ! it will save the action you have just done !!
7./ Go to fridge & grab a beer to celebrate !!!

Have agreat day !!!
Old mate !!!

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 1260 days ago

Nice table. it looks like it should serve you well. Lots of surface at the right height!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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BTKS

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#7 posted 1260 days ago

Jack and Gottahavefun: Thanks for the advice. Gotta, I think I’ll take your step 7 as step 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9.
I did as you directed but it rotated to the original pic after downloading to LJ’s.
Thanks all for lookin and commenting.
BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 1259 days ago

Nice table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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LeviStarkey

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#9 posted 1242 days ago

Love the sawdust. you can tell you actually do work in your shop

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