Inspired Assembly Table

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Project by Mr_tony posted 12-27-2011 09:58 AM 1826 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was inspired by the small workbench posted by Trev_Batstone. Inspired by the simply but functional design, and the “FREE” wood he used. I started looking around and realized I have plenty of scrapwood, so why not. The table is build with a 2×4 frame, joined with pocket screws. Eventually I will learn some joinery techniques, but that’s what the table is for.

The top is trimmed 2×6 and some Teak strips, well…cause I had them. It was an old yard bench a buddy of mine threw away. It’s got a couple coats of poly to attempt to make it glue proof, but we will see how that goes. Final cost…$0.

The bottom shelf is 3/4” MDF, which I don’t care for, but it was what I had in the shop. Maybe I will spring for a nicer plywood for the deck. I would also love to add a vise, but that takes me over the FREE price, so it too must wait it’s turn.

-- Tony - Making sawdust is a great hobby, and sometimes cool stuff comes out too.

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#1 posted 12-27-2011 10:41 AM

Should serve you well, nice job.

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

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#2 posted 12-27-2011 07:47 PM

Nice table, those pocket screws hold pretty good, don’t they

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 12-28-2011 04:26 AM

Nice Job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 12-28-2011 04:28 AM

Nice table it’s great that that a post inspired you. They inspire me also but mostly to daydream. Great table great concept.

-- Adrift(Don Higgs) Galveston, Tx.

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