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Title says it all :)
I still haven’t decided what to do with the under space yet :P, probably some sort of storage :)
-- - Paul, Flower Mound,TX
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#1 posted 08-13-2012 01:15 AM
Nice assembly table. What material did you use for the top? Your pocket hole joinery is well done.
Thanks for sharing.
-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas
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#2 posted 08-13-2012 01:22 AM
Very nice torsion box Paul! What about adding a clamp rack underneath. Perhaps something with some weight to increase stability.
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#3 posted 08-13-2012 12:24 PM
Well done!! This is my next project.
-- Jack, Albuquerque
#4 posted 08-13-2012 02:13 PM
Top is Laminate I had ordered from Lowes :).... Installing it was super easy with the correct tools :)
#5 posted 08-13-2012 02:16 PM
@ Retired coastie Good Idea for the clamp rack! I think I am going to have to do that!
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#6 posted 08-13-2012 04:57 PM
Echo RetiredCoastie: Very nice torsion box! May I ask why you decided to use such thick material for the grid? Please correct me if I’m wrong, but my understanding of the structural principals, you can use really thin grid material and not weaken the structure (see the cardboard honeycomb in a hollow core door), logic being that it’s the number of grid cells that is key..Again, if I’m wrong, please, Educate me! :)
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#7 posted 08-13-2012 05:00 PM
I went with thicker material so I could use brad nails to keep the structure together while glue dried :). Also that is how I saw it being done elsewhere as well :)
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#8 posted 08-13-2012 05:11 PM
Looks like those cars will stay outside forever? LOL! Nice table what are your plans for it?
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#9 posted 08-13-2012 08:40 PM
I believe a storage would perfect the look of this polished table. Nicely done.
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#10 posted 08-13-2012 09:32 PM
Great table I like the design.
I am curious about your saw horses
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#11 posted 08-13-2012 11:51 PM
Those look like my saw horses. they’re plastic, available at Lowes, they support a lot of weight, and that spreader is hinged in the middle. If you kick it up with your toe, the legs fold together.
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#12 posted 08-14-2012 12:57 AM
Great looking table….. Ideas, clamps, a drawer for your squares,Painters tape,glue ect…. It is big enough to add your pocket hole stuff ect… I did one but use it for short lumber….
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#13 posted 08-14-2012 04:23 PM
Michael got it @NaFianna :)
Thanks everyone for all of the ideas! :D
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#14 posted 08-18-2012 12:24 AM
Paul, Looks great!
You are going to be shocked at how much easier it is to do a project with a table so big…I assume like mine it is HEAVY! How thick is your top? And what did you cover the top with?
Very similar to the one I built from Wood Magazine: Assembly Table
Which then translated into various shop tables: Easy Shop Table
I built my legs using wide construction grade lumber that I re-milled for the various sizes I needed (this eliminated a lot of knots!)
Ken C / Lockwatcher
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#15 posted 08-19-2012 05:33 PM
Lockwatcher Thanks! It is VERY heavy on the top lol. this is one reason I need to get some weight on the underside :)
I did the same as you did and pulled a good deal of design from the Wood Article and TWW Blog posts :) The table was covered with 3/32 inch laminate and its total thickness is 3.5 inches.
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