Assembly Table/Multi-Use Cart

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Project by tomjboyle posted 07-15-2009 04:24 AM 4559 views 19 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this table for my garage. It is pretty good in that it has wheels and the table swings shut. I can use it for a ton of storage and fold out the leafs when I need them. Works great with limited space.

-- "There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't"

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#1 posted 07-15-2009 04:32 AM

I really like this! Are those adjustable legs?

-- Hey, It will always make good firewood!!

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#2 posted 07-15-2009 04:32 AM

GREAT idea! I’m always looking for space savers, and this is a good one!

-- --Thiel

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#3 posted 07-15-2009 04:35 AM

Great design, like how useful it is.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#4 posted 07-15-2009 05:16 AM

Love this design. Where did you get the plans or did you come up with it on your own.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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#5 posted 07-15-2009 06:41 AM

Nice space saver…looks great and very handy !!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#7 posted 07-15-2009 03:23 PM

Fantastic space saver!

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#8 posted 07-15-2009 04:18 PM

the beauty of this is in the simplicity. I think this is perfectly what I need to build. It is already added to my favorites. Thanks so much for posting this!

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#9 posted 07-15-2009 08:37 PM

As I really don’t have an indoor shop, or even a garage, I have been looking for ways of creating an outdoor movable cabinet / work table. You have just jump started my ideas!!!

Great idea / design!

-- Wood working is my relaxation, until nothing fits or works out right...Then it's just like work!

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#10 posted 07-15-2009 10:29 PM

Great looking project and it serves a perpose. That is my kind of project.

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#11 posted 07-16-2009 05:31 AM

I did use a plan on the internet but can’t find it now. Steve I think I sent it to you, do you have it?

It is fairly simple, all made from hardwood plywood. Some keys that I learned.
- I would size the height of the bench to match the height of your table saw. It would double to be a great outfeed table.
- The legs are simply 3/4” steel pipe with a threaded connection secured to the underside of the table
-4’ piano hinges provide a very strong connection and the table is pretty stout.
- the casters are 4”.
- everything was bought at the Depot.
- It is important to provide the interior shelfs to provide the support.
-Took me about 2 weekends to build and about $200 in materials.

I get a ton of use out of it and am real happy with the final product. Works great in a limited size shop.

Thanks guys for the comments.

-- "There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't"

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#12 posted 07-16-2009 05:34 AM

I had a table like this once too. It now has a solid 42×64 top on it. I got tired of fiddling with the legs to make the 8ft table flat each time, but it did work. Nice job, mine didn’t look that good, just some construction plywood and no finish.

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#13 posted 07-16-2009 06:05 AM

At first I didn’t see the other swingout. That’s a lot of flat table area …and you can never have enough table space. I love the casters and the warm, rich color.
You can easily see where this would get plenty of use.
Great job.
Thanks for posting.

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#14 posted 07-16-2009 05:54 PM

That’s the cart from the family handyman. I was thinking of building one myself a while back, but never got around to it. You did it up right!

-- I intend to live forever, or die trying..........Justin, Ohio

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#15 posted 07-17-2009 07:45 PM

Thanks Justin from Ohio.

Here is the plan

-- "There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't"

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