Outfeed/Assembly Table with Torsion box

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Project by trasner posted 11-30-2012 07:33 PM 4713 views 24 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got around to making a nice assembly table that also serves as my tablesaw outfeed table. I was very happy with the result as this was my first attempt at raised panels drawers and framed cabinet doors. I used a Freud cabinet bit set which was very sweet! I have two large sliding drawers on the right with a sled storage area on top of the drawers. On the left are adjustable shelves inside the cabinet doors. I had room in the middle so I made an extra storage area with a little door (actually it is big enough for me kids to hide in).

The top is a torsion box made using two 3/4” plywood pieces with a 1/2” plywood grid inside. I used lap joints for the grid. The top is 4” in height. I stained the door frames and table edges with Minwax Red Mahogony and finished it all with Deft brushing laquer (which I sprayed).

This project was very time consuming but will hopefully serve me for years. Kudos to Mike H for the help.

Thanks for looking.

-- Todd

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#1 posted 11-30-2012 09:27 PM

I am still procrastinating about building one of these… and every time I see a nice table, I ask myself why I have not started one..

Very nice job.


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#2 posted 11-30-2012 10:10 PM

Wow! very nice job!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#3 posted 11-30-2012 11:00 PM

That should serve you for a long time it will be a great addition to your saw

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 12-01-2012 12:50 AM

thats a nice outfeed table.thats nicer than the furniture i build!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 12-01-2012 04:39 AM

Very cool. I wish I had the space to do that. Really well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#6 posted 12-01-2012 06:32 AM

nice job. i bet it’s dead flat

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#7 posted 12-01-2012 08:29 AM

Wow, that’s pretty nice for shop furniture, I’d almost feel bad about using it. I have a quick question for you; did you find the lap joints worthwhile? I have been thinking using those over the toenail style when I make my next box.

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#8 posted 12-01-2012 12:57 PM

i like it verry much real nice job

-- Punk in PA

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#9 posted 12-01-2012 04:18 PM

Great project : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 12-01-2012 09:41 PM

Thanks for the compliments. Matthew, lap joints definitely save time and are probably more stable.

-- Todd

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#11 posted 12-03-2012 10:38 PM

Thats a sweet outfeed/assembly table ! Clean and organized shop too

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#12 posted 12-07-2012 11:07 PM

WOW. that is a beefy table. And nice looking too. great job!

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#13 posted 12-14-2012 01:08 AM

i love this out feeding table been wanting to build myself one for my table saw . but don’t know what kind yet this one is beautiful

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#14 posted 01-24-2013 10:19 PM

what size is your table?

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#15 posted 01-25-2013 09:02 PM

when you finished the doors did you stain the stiles and rails first, then assemble the doors?

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