Assembly Table

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Project by ilyac posted 09-17-2012 02:18 AM 1638 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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#1 posted 09-17-2012 05:50 AM

Very cool, we all start somewhere! I think it looks great, and welcome to LJ’s.

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#2 posted 09-17-2012 07:46 PM

Looks great. How about some dimensions?

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#3 posted 09-17-2012 09:31 PM

Looks good. I have been wanting to make one but since I have so little room I do not think it will fit.

Good job. :)

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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#4 posted 09-18-2012 12:19 AM

Ohh right. The top is 4’ x 2’6” (down from the original design of 4’ x 6’), and 30” high. Just enough to work on small to moderately sized projects.

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#5 posted 09-22-2012 02:21 PM

Well done!! This my next project.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 12-05-2012 08:27 PM

Great looking torsion box top. Well done.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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