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Outfeed Table/Workbench With Storage

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Project by kdc68 posted 359 days ago 2138 views 16 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is finally complete. I’ve been using this out feed table without the storage drawer cabinet for some time now. I had a slew of smaller projects for family and friends that trumped getting this done. My own design, but took cues from other style benches. I liked having the open space between the underside of the top and the drawer cabinet. Having that open space, I have the option of sometime replacing the laminate top for a solid wood top and would have clearance for bench dogs and bench vices. I added additional storage by incorporating 1/4 Pegboard in the back. There is ample room between the table saw and out feed table. I thought this would be perfect for hanging things out of the way, yet accessible when I need something. The height of this out feed table is about 7/16” lower than the tablesaw, so no miter slots were needed. I have been using it this way for quite some time and have no issues with height difference. The finish is my concoction of satin wipe on poly.
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Materials
8/4, 6/4, and 4/4 poplar
3/4 Prefinished birch plywood
1/2 and 3/4 MDF
1/4 Pegboard
White HPL (High Pressure Laminate)
Birch Shaker Style Knobs
100 lb. Full Extension Drawer Slides
Heavy Duty Levelers from Rockler’s
Work Bench Castors from Peachtree Woodworking
Figure 8 fasteners
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In the photo below are the legs getting their mortises tuned at the bench. The mortises were roughed out at the drill press using a forstner bit drilling overlapping holes removing most of the waste. Chisel work at the bench took care of the rest
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In the photo below are the rails getting their tenons cut. Dado blade set up at the table saw with an Osborne miter gage and fence with a stop block. Each tenon was cut slightly oversized (fat) and fitted individually to their corresponding mortise using a shoulder plane.
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In the photo below is the top in progress. Three layers of 3/4” MDF with HPL laminated to both faces. The router set up in the photo is a flush trim bit. Next pass with the router I used a chamfer bit and slightly eased the laminate edge before applying the poplar.
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In the photo below is a dry fit of the cabinet case without the cabinet top (for this photo). Double back panel, one 1/2” MDF and one 1/4” pegboard. I have 3/8” between the two to allow clearance for the pegboards hooks. I chose to do a double back using the 1/2 MDF for rigidity.
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In the photo below is the completed dry fit of the inset drawers with applied (or false) fronts. The three drawers are recessed 1/4” from the front edge of the cabinet case. Doing the dry fit, I used shims to keep an even 3/32” reveal around the perimeter and in between the drawers.
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-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once





17 comments so far

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Rick M.

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#1 posted 359 days ago

Nice looking bench.

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 358 days ago

Very nicely done. I’m sure this will serve you well.

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Grumpymike

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#3 posted 358 days ago

after the pencil that will be the most used tool in your shop … congrats on a well built and well thought out project.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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scarpenter002

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#4 posted 358 days ago

Very nice project. Looks like it will be very useful. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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kdc68

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#5 posted 358 days ago

Thanks for the all compliments !!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Alan72

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#6 posted 358 days ago

That looks too nice to be in your shop. I think you right, it will be better when you replace the top and put some bench dogs in. Nice job!

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aussiedave

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#7 posted 358 days ago

Excellent out feed table and extra storage as well. Kan never have too much storage areas…

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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NiteWalker

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#8 posted 358 days ago

Nicely done, in execution and in the write-up.
If you do decide to replace the top, I’d keep the current one as an assembly table.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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kdc68

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#9 posted 358 days ago

Thanks again everyone !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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woodenwarrior

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#10 posted 358 days ago

Very clean lines!! I really like the look of it. The added storage should serve you well…Nicely done!

-- Do or do not...there is no try - Master Yoda

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kdc68

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#11 posted 358 days ago

Just got the email stating that this project made the Daily Top 3. Thank you LumberJocks and everyone for kind words. The craftsmanship seen here is top notch !!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Manitario

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#12 posted 358 days ago

This is nicer than some of the furniture in my house!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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JRAP

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#13 posted 358 days ago

I have those same foot pedal castors on a workbench @kdc68, and I found that if I had to lift the bench for any reason, the hinge the wheels attach to would collapse under the assembly and then not be right when the bench was put down. My solution was to simply wrap a zip-tie under the wheel hinge and up and around the foot pedal, behind the foot pedal bolt. It allows the castors to still work like they’re supposed to, and it allows the bench to be lifted if necessary, without messing up the way the castors work once they’re put down. Just thought I’d pass that along.

-- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. - http://www.woodshopshed.com

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kdc68

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#14 posted 358 days ago

JRAP....thanks for taking the time to post this tip….

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Roger

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#15 posted 357 days ago

Double duty, outfeed and storage. Nicely done

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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