The original table is in pretty rough shape…
The laminated surface on the top is pealing off in several places and the far end of the frame broke and has a shoddy repair, which included adding some angle iron to re-inforce the legs.
I initially thought I would cut off the top and save the frame and replace the top with a piece of melamine I have in my stash…. But cutting off the top and repairing the end sounds like more work than just making a new frame.
The good news is that the legs and even the hardware are serviceable.
So I think I’m going to make up a new frame with pocket hole construction and then put the melamine top on it. This way I can space the intermediate framing members to better accomodate the Rocker router plate I have.
Time to do my favorite gig…. design and model the new top in SolidWorks :^)
-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!