Work Table with Tool & Lumber Storage

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Project by C_PLUS_Woodworker posted 07-18-2012 07:54 PM 5609 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With the new house I am reconfiguring a lot of things, including tool storage and work space.

I have used this wonderful table for over 10 years. It has undergone several remodels/additions.

I just don’t need the capacity this table has, so I am selling it.

But I thought some of you might like to see a few of the features I built into it

This table is 4’ x 8’ with two ¾ “sheets of plywood as the top.

Inside the doors on one side are 8 cubby-holes for tool storage with a second shelf immediately below for power cord storage. I have LOVED this feature.

The cubby-holes were a great idea at the time, but as new routers started showing up under the Christmas tree I needed more space and the cubby-holes actually limit space on the shelf.

But i have loved the power cord storage and built it into my new tool storage area.

The other half of the second shelf behind the cubby-holes has been used for lumber storage. But once I built my lumber cart, I just used it for…...........well…..........crapola.

There are very heavy-duty casters on the table and there is a power panel with a long extension cord so that there is power handy on the table.

I put T Track along one long side and along a short side. You can see how these work with hold-downs and clamps. Very handy.

You know, it is actually hard to see stuff go that has worked so well for you and been such a big part of your life.

Progress I guess.

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#1 posted 07-18-2012 08:54 PM

I am same as you. I hate to part with things that have worked in past. With my recent move I left a LOT of things behind, only so much space in trailer. I was sorry to do it but my wife re-assured me it is the thrill of the hunt to replace the “stuff”. She may be right.
Your new work table probably has a lot of features that you put in learning from the old one !

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#2 posted 07-19-2012 02:00 PM

Very nice!

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#3 posted 07-19-2012 03:17 PM

Nice piece.

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#4 posted 07-21-2012 04:36 AM

That work horse deserves an “A” in my book ! That should bring Your over all Grade point average up to at least a “B+” Woodworker(LOL) ! Very nice looking shop table,love the cubby-hole tool storage. Thanks for sharing !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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