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Outfeed/Assembly Table with Storage

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Project by bradadsit posted 03-28-2012 07:22 PM 4283 views 43 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my most challenging and rewarding woodworking project to date. I really needed an outfeed table, and it needed to have a lot of storage. This is the design I came up with after doing a lot of research and reviews of other similar projects. I took a lot of inspiration from Mark S. (The Wood Whisperer).

Here is a list of the basic elements of the design:

- 2×4 base on hidden casters with Heavy Duty Levelers (Once the levelers are lowered the casters come up off the ground)
- 3” Torsion Box Top from 3/4” MDF with 1/2” MDF internal grid structure (Photo 4)
- 3/4” Plywood cabinets and drawers with full extension slides
- Compressor storage cabinet with internal air line and switch (Photo 5)
- Clearance for contractor saw motor when raised full height and at 45 degrees (Photo 6)
- MDF Cabinet doors and drawer fronts, painted similar to Delta blue/gray

I am excited to be done with this project, and I am ready to move onto the next one.

-- bradadsit





17 comments so far

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lizardhead

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#1 posted 03-28-2012 08:20 PM

Pretty sharp bench, What? no wheels

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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bradadsit

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#2 posted 03-28-2012 08:28 PM

The casters are hidden. They are located inside of the 2×4 base frame. Once the levelers are engaged they lift the casters off the ground and the whole assembly becomes stationary. If I ever need to move it I just need to disengage the levelers and then it is mobile again.

Unfortunately I did not take a photo of this detail prior to attaching the cabinet carcasses to the base. I intend to make a similar base for my table saw and will get a photo of the detail once I get to that project.

-- bradadsit

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doncutlip

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#3 posted 03-28-2012 09:52 PM

You did a fine job on both design and execution. That thing looks really great. You might want to cut miter slots in the top, a lot of guys do that.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Beginningwoodworker

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#4 posted 03-28-2012 11:25 PM

Nice outfeed table!

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dpow

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#5 posted 03-28-2012 11:42 PM

Great looking table. It appears you put alot of thought and planning into it. Thanks for sharing

-- Doug

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BlankMan

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#6 posted 03-29-2012 12:57 AM

Nice. Very good use of space.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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ND2ELK

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#7 posted 03-29-2012 02:50 AM

Good looking unit. Very nicely done. I have one in my shop and it works great. It has locking casters on it so I can move it around. Thanks for posting.

Tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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NormG

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#8 posted 03-29-2012 03:55 AM

Great out feed table, with the ability to move it around that makes it even better

-- Norman

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SpiritWaterWalks

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#9 posted 03-29-2012 05:53 AM

Clearly, a lot of thought, attention to detail, and life’s creative energy went into this. Looking forward to seeing your continued development and it’s expression. Thanks for sharing

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mloy365

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#10 posted 03-29-2012 11:59 AM

Very nice!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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John's Woodshop

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#11 posted 03-29-2012 12:13 PM

Excellent Job!!!

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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workerinwood

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#12 posted 03-29-2012 12:51 PM

Great job!! This is next on my ‘to do’ list.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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JJones98042

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#13 posted 03-29-2012 01:22 PM

You should be very proud! Fantastic project! :)

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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Everett1

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#14 posted 03-29-2012 03:36 PM

This is on my to do list. Starting to get sick of my old kitchen table as my bench/assembly/everything

I have that same belkin power strip from my wife’s grandfather’s tool collection

-- Ev in Framingham, MA

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don1960

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#15 posted 03-29-2012 06:25 PM

Really nice table. Really nice.

I love the air supply for the nailer. Very convienient. Never saw that before. Gonna have to steal that idea some day when I get around to making an assembly table.

All in all, this is a very functiional piece. Lots of thought and craftsmanship went into this. Kudos.

-- -- Don from PA

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