LumberJocks

Printer table

  • Advertise with us
Project by Douger posted 03-16-2011 08:11 PM 1228 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Printer table
Printer table No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

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, http://newwoodshop.wordpress.com





3 comments so far

View learnin2do's profile

learnin2do

868 posts in 1604 days


#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

View MasterSergeant's profile

MasterSergeant

1306 posts in 1441 days


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

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

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

View steliart's profile

steliart

1816 posts in 1441 days


#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 - http://www.steliart.com --

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase