|Project by Jim55||posted 10-18-2012 10:35 PM||1125 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This is a plain Jane worktable I built from what I had laying around the shop- 2×4’s, 2×6, & “yellawood” 1×6’s.
There’s no fancy joinery but, everything kind of overlaps or cross supports something else. It’s held together with self driving screws. The yellawood is surplus from a privacy fence we built. We had a bunch of 3’-nearly 4’ drops double stacked waist high. I was not about to burn or toss out all that wood. But laying those across the framing top and lower shelf really helps stiffen that thing up.
The table top I fit everything up tight and used a hand held belt sander to make the top nice and flat. I finishes the table top with some left over polyurethane mainly to seal it. The rest was left as is.
It can hold up my 250# w/out shiver or shake, creak or groan. (Which is more than I can say for myself!)
I have it in mind to build a proper table as one of my soonest next projects.
PS: For the record, I do not have any intentions of welding on it. That is just temporary storage until I get my welding table built.