Assembly Table #3: Legs are done

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Blog entry by Pete posted 02-03-2008 08:49 AM 1835 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Original plans (located in my head) were to have a removable top. The concept was, since I have limited space, and the occasional need to vacate for a vehicle, I would break it down to a top, and collapsed legs (using hinges). However, as I stated earlier, I didn’t truly anticipate the weight of MDF. So, although the top isn’t actually secured to the legs, I doubt I’ll be removing them very often.

I made boxes inside the frame to accept the legs:

This worked well, but still didn’t give quite enough stability.

So, when adding the braces, I simply added two to the top.
Hard to see, but they rest right on the frame.

That was it.

-- Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut it with a chainsaw.

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#1 posted 02-03-2008 01:56 PM

This is a good idea. Whether or not you will put it to routine use will depend on the annoyance factor. If you need the table and it is disassembled then it will take to to set up and move the vehicle. Conversely if you want to put the vehicle in the shop then you need to break down the table. It is a difficult issue. It would be wonderful to have a dedicated shop area but you, like the majority of us I suspect, must share the space with a vehicle.

I assume that the vehicle you are referencing is yours. I know that if there was a decision between my vehicle or my wife’s sitting outside in the weather while I “played” in the shop there is no question whose it would be.

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