|Project by ilyac||posted 09-17-2012 02:18 AM||1294 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
This was my first woodworking project after a few years break from doing much of anything with my tools. I decided to make an assembly table for myself based very closely on the design from The Wood Whisperer website (Link).
Limited a little bit by my tools (no table saw to make nice long clean rips), it did not come out as ‘dead flat’ as I wanted, but it’s solid as a rock. I ended up having to make saw horses to make the base on, then use the base as a bench to make the top on. So all my cuts got progressively better as I had more stable surfaces to work on with each step.
The base is 3/4” plywood, and the top is a lattice of MDF inside with a top sheet of MDF covered in hardboard that I can swap out if it gets too beat up. The top also has pine sides.
Originally this was to have 3 drawers and a door for the shelved section, but I was not really very happy with how plumb and square everything came out (a few lessons re-learned after my long break), so I decided to not add those until I rebuild a new base.
Right now it serves as an assembly table and work bench.