|Project by Safetyboy||posted 02-28-2008 05:55 AM||4734 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
Nothing fancy about this one – I needed an outfeed table that could double as an assembly table in my small garage shop. It also had to be quick to take down and store it against the wall when I need more space for something else. I was thinking of something with collapsible legs…
I was using a 4×4 sheet of MDF on top of some 4×4 landscaping posts (to bring it up to the right height), that sat on top of my fold-up saw-horses. The posts were warping, and the whole thing was getting wobbly.
I started out by laying the MDF on top of the sawhorses, and thought “hey, this is pretty darn sturdy, who needs collapsible legs anyway?” So, I built a ladder frame out of scrap 3/4 ply for underneath the MDF, topped it with some left-over laminate from our kitchen countertops I redid, and banded it with some 1×2 oak I had laying around. Total cost = $0!
Very portable – Lean the top against the wall, hang up the sawhorses, and I can get the car in out of the late February snows.
The whole thing is pretty darn heavy and immobile! If it does slide, I can always add something to fix it to the sawhorses, or add legs at a later date if I need them. Right now though, I can get on to making the fancy stuff!
The only problem now is, it looks so nice, I feel bad about staining or anything on the top that will mess it up!
-- -- Kevin in Mentor, Ohio