|Project by hotncold||posted 04-09-2014 01:37 AM||4841 views||50 times favorited||25 comments|
There are so many variations of outfeed tables on LJ and I’d like to thank everyone who has posted for various inspirations. After studying many designs/styles, I decided on this one for my new Sawstop PCS saw.
The cabinet is 3/4” birch ply and all joints are dados set 1/4” deep. The top is 2 layers of laminated 3/4” MDF and 3/16” hardboard sheets.
I have read where a lot of folks make the top replaceable in case it is damaged. I chose not to do that. This one is on there for good!
There are 2 drawers on one side that are 20 & 24” deep. The opposite side is open (think of the Ron Paulk workbench). I also added cabinet doors on each side to house the air compressor. The large 44 wide x 24 deep drawer is for my most used small tools and instruments. Rather than create fixed dividers for the drawer, I made some small boxes from 1/4” MDF and “hot glued” them together and added some “cushiony, non-slip drawer stuff I found at the big box.
All exposed plywood edges were banded with oak strips cut to 1/4” thick. The top was banded with 3/4” oak.
While trying to decide on the finish to use, I came across some stain called “Cabernet” and I decided that would make a nice contrast to the clear poly on the birch ply. (kind of reminded me of purple heart) I really like the wine color and it really brought out the grain in the oak.
This project sure taught me what a real challenge it is to handle glue-up and clamping on large cabinet panels.
Thanks for looking and let me know what you Lumberjocks think.
-- Dennie - Tennessee - My Daddy always said, "Son, you can air condition a cotton patch if you've got enough money!