Rolling Work Table / Off Feed with Drawers

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Project by David Grimes posted 06-17-2011 07:01 AM 2197 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This project has transformed over the months because time is not our friend.

It began as a very sturdy table (see last picture) made from salvaged wooden door “drops” (from a commercial dressing room door project) plus the four treated 4×4 legs. (and many long ceramic coated deck screws counter-sunk and filled).

Next it got its wheels (two swivel locking and two fixed poly with a very high load rating from Rockler) installed so that the finished height is 1/8” less than my table saw height.

Soon after, the laminate top (leftover from a kitchen island job) was applied and trimmed with the Dewalt laminate trimmer, followed by the wood edge trim (glued and bradded).

Next came salvaged 3/8” plywood sides and skirt… followed by two drawers … and finally some beefy maple handles that were 1×3 before being cut on miter saw, jig-sawed shape from back, then routed top/bottom/inside/out.

Painting and staining began today (my usual black trim… and the main color matches the shop walls that match Georgia red clay LOL).

As usual I am posting the project when at 98% completion, but just touch-up and coats of urethane will finish it. I also need to add a stand-off rail on the back to keep the wood edge off my table saw fence back rail.

It is very stable, rolls smoothly on my epoxy floor without damaging the finish, and is extremely heavy. I could barely get it back upright from its back by myself when I was installing the drawers (after I already had the top and sides on).

It is already loaded with many divided cases that hold sorted hardware for easy access (15, 16, and 18 gauge brads, wood and metal screws, regular and lock washers, nuts and bolts, and miscellaneous hardware.

I use it (and its top) back and forth between work surface and off feed table. For a small shop, I have come to depend on its versatility.

Thanks for visiting.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#1 posted 06-17-2011 10:41 AM

Nice work looks good!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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