Outfeed Table

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Project by toothmechanic posted 03-14-2011 02:26 AM 2769 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So after I got my very first tablesaw, I decided I needed to make an outfeed table. Since my space is very limited, it will also serve as a tool cabinet, assembly table, platform for my kids to sit on while they watch me work… get the idea. I kindof built this as I went along…no formal plans…just used scrap 2X4’s that were lying in my basement. The panels for the sides and doors are birch. This was my first ever attempt at making drawers… and I made the runners ( I am too cheap to buy slides). This was actually my first big thing I have ever made. It has already gotten a lot of use, and it serves a good purpose.

MDF top and bottom, with Hardboard layer on top.
I built the table to enclose the tablesaw motor for safety.



-- If you can't make it right, make it bright!

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#1 posted 03-14-2011 02:34 AM

Very nice. I can only imagine a larger table to assist with 4×8 panels. Looks like you have the room… Well done.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#2 posted 03-14-2011 02:40 AM

Looks very nice. Should get a lot of good use out of that.

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#3 posted 03-14-2011 03:52 AM

Kegerator. Needs a kegerator. Nice regardless!

-- Less is More.....expensive

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#4 posted 03-14-2011 05:07 AM

Just keep the kids off when the saw is on (or even plugged in). Duh.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#5 posted 03-14-2011 05:28 AM

Really nice! I need to make me one like yours.

-- Chuck

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#6 posted 03-14-2011 09:18 AM

very nice and well build

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#7 posted 03-14-2011 02:31 PM

Nice job. Welcome to LJ’s also.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#8 posted 03-14-2011 02:37 PM

well built and nicley organized


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#9 posted 03-14-2011 02:39 PM

Don’t worry. Safety first in my shop. Table saw (acually every tool) is unplugged unless it is in use, and I always keep the blade below the table when not in use.

-- If you can't make it right, make it bright!

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#10 posted 03-14-2011 05:10 PM

Nice outfeed table and work space. Looks like you used every inch of storage possible.

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

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#11 posted 03-14-2011 10:45 PM

Great project !

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#12 posted 03-15-2011 06:58 PM

Is the outfeed table level with the table saw or a little higher? Looks like it’s higher on the second picture. You sometimes make it a bit lower, but never taller.

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#13 posted 03-15-2011 08:00 PM

It’s actually about 1/8th of an inch lower than the table. It must have been the angle that the picture was taken that makes it appear taller.


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