|Project by hianupam||posted 12-27-2011 07:43 PM||10121 views||61 times favorited||15 comments|
This design was published in the wood magazine (i think the October issue). It fit my needs perfectly as my shop, when not in the working mode, needs to be folded into the 1 car garage portion, to make room for the wife’s car and my motorcycle. The build went pretty well. I followed the directions and the dimensions as published in the magazine. It is made out of dimension lumber (2×12s and 2X8s) and laminated 3/4 MDF. Cost me about 140 bucks in materials and spent the holiday weekend working on it.
Couple of things to watch out for, if you decide to build it.
1. Pay attention to which direction you are drilling the pocket holes to attach the tabletop. I drilled them when when pre assembly and drilled them the wrong way.
2. The leg dimensions were wrong in the original article and were corrected in the December issue. Cut them to final length after you assemble the frame and place it where you will use it. Due to the slant in the garage floor, I had to make 2 legs longer to account for that, even though I have levelers installed.
3. Don’t use lag bolts to attach the legs. They rip through the wood when you are installing the lock nut. I swapped them out for hex bolts.
I am happy to finally have a decent assembly table that has a dead flat top. I was getting sick of the folding picnic table that I had been using along with saw horses !
-- Measure Twice, Cut Once