Dimensional Furniture- Worktable

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Project by clieb91 posted 01-12-2014 07:33 PM 1337 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It is finished!! 2 pieces of furniture in 3 days. So happy!
This is my worktable for the office. As you can see in pic 4 I have been using a card table the past few months and it got very crowded. I will admit I am a filler of Horizontal spaces. I am going to try hard not to do that here. This table will be used for some assembly work and packing and shipping and maybe as you can see some inventory storage. I made it just a little bit taller than my desk so I could either stand or sit at it comfortably.

It is made completely out of dimensioned lumber with a plywood top. I had all the wood on hand, the problem I ran to was I was 4 screws short to finish the assembly. So I had to buy something :(.

I have one more project planned for the office but I first need to get some things done around the shop. If I have time at the end of the month I will certainly build that last piece. Either way I will not be waiting another couple of years to finish it. The other good news is my electric fireplace is scheduled to arrive soon. So once that is here the office will be better in the evenings.

For my friends from FaceBook or those that have not seen it before here is the complete office now as it stands:

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Looking forward to putting all of the pieces to good use for many years to come. Thanks for looking.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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5379 posts in 2463 days

#1 posted 01-12-2014 07:41 PM

Nice work—- much more practical and less expensive than “store bought” mfd junk!

It will also outlive that stuff by decades.

Do you use the 2 by 4 cut-ffs to make toy vehicles”

They are easy and turn out nice. Girls like them too; not just boys. Patterns not required, just imagination, wheels, and a scrollsaw.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 01-12-2014 09:20 PM

Looks to be a great addition to the office. Nice job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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3521 posts in 4132 days

#3 posted 01-13-2014 12:18 AM

Thanks guys.

@ralbuck- When we moved into this house and I knew I would have space for an office I told my wife that I did not want mdf furniture (I actually sold it and assembled for a few a years) that discussion lead to me having my shop. I have used a number of cut offs in the past to make toys and a number of other fun things with and for my daughter. She has a large box of scraps right by her workbench that she is always pulling from and coming up with ideas for.

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#4 posted 01-16-2014 05:16 PM

They all look great and well made. Functional builds, very useful for additional storage. Nothing beats making own furniture suited to your needs. Great job!

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