Printer table

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Project by Douger posted 03-16-2011 08:11 PM 1529 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I decided to make a printer table for my office at the church where I work—the old table was so unstable that it shook violently from side to side whenever the printer was working. So I scrounged around my shop and made this one out of scrap wood—the legs are from an old 2×8, the top is mostly made of wood from a packing crate, and the rest is just odd scraps of this and that. (It’s all softwood.)

I had the basic dimensions in my head, and just sort of made it up as I went along…not always the best idea, I know, but it was fun, and I figured as long as I was using scraps, I could afford to make some mistakes.

I used mortise-and-tenon joinery for the legs, aprons and rails. The cross-brace was added as an afterthought, to provide extra rigidity (and it does). Haven’t put on a finish yet.

-- Doug, Kansas,

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#1 posted 03-16-2011 08:23 PM

I should take the time to do the same! -the tv tray i use does the same!
-That looks way too nice to be hidden by a printer!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#2 posted 03-16-2011 11:44 PM

necessity is the mother of all invention. Nice job and most resourceful!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 03-17-2011 09:40 AM

very nice and sturdy
well done

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

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