New shop! #4: Shop furniture: I will do it right this time! -- Outfeed table

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Blog entry by Steve Felsheim posted 08-20-2016 02:23 PM 1297 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Given I was moving from a shared shop, I had zero shop furniture and no storage. Ugh.

I have always been lazy with my shop furniture. Basically 2×4s and plywood slapped together so I could get back to furniture projects. I always paid for this wil frustration down the road. I am trying very hard to think it through and make sure I can store what I need where I use it.

I figured I need the following to be fully functional.

1.) Outfeed table for the table saw.
2.) Miter bench that doubles as a small tool workstation (mortising machine, spindle sander, etc..)
3.) Assembly table
4.) Router table (currently I have a leaf on my table saw for this, not a fan.)

I started with outfeed table.
I adapted a design from FWW for outfeed table. Having storage for the cross cut sled and several large drawers is really great.

Here is the basic shell. both sides are mirrors of each other. The idea is the top shelf will be for the cross cut sled on one side, and shallow drawer on the other side. The rest are various sized drawers for blades, jigs, tablesaw stuff.

With the drawers made and fitted (100lb full extension slides)

And with plywood drawer fronts attached.

It works really well. I used hardboard as a skin for the top. I think I will change this to 1/4” Melamine. It slides better and glue comes right off.

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#1 posted 08-20-2016 02:27 PM

That’s a real nice looking table/cabinet. An outfeed table is also on my to do list.

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#2 posted 08-20-2016 10:24 PM

Look’n good, so far!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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