Folding Outfeed Table

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Project by BrettLuna posted 04-17-2018 12:45 AM 6903 views 26 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished my folding outfeed table this weekend. I’ve been meaning to build one for a long time but I’m now glad I didn’t get around to until I got the new saw. It’s based on a plan from the February 2009 issue of Woodworkers Journal, with a couple of minor changes. Materials are Formica over an MDF core for the table and maple for the trim and other parts. Finished simply with wax.

-- Brett — Peters Creek, Alaska

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#1 posted 04-17-2018 02:13 AM

Nice looking addition. Just finishing mine up now and can tell you that extra space was worth it.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 04-17-2018 02:51 PM

Very nicely done. My only problem is that if I ever fold down my outfeed table, what would I do with all the junk that normally occupies that horizontal surface?


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#3 posted 04-17-2018 04:06 PM

Wow, Brett, that is a PRO job! I’m currently using just rollers so a big flat outfeed surface would be great for my Sawstop.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#4 posted 04-17-2018 05:07 PM

Very nice! Great addition to your saw!

-- Mike

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#5 posted 04-17-2018 08:36 PM

Very nice work. I built a folding out feed table many years ago and the one thing that I found is that I never folded it down, eventually I put legs on it. Perhaps your situation is different.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#6 posted 04-17-2018 10:16 PM

Looks good Brett. I built the same one for my sawstop about a year and a half ago. Works great.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#7 posted 04-17-2018 10:30 PM

Thanks, all.

Ian—the attractiveness of horizontal surfaces is all too familiar to me. All I can do is try to be better about it. The struggle is real.

Bondo—If I had the room, I probably would’ve built a stand-alone mobile outfeed that could double as an assembly table. But my shop is our garage and for some reason, The Wife® insists on sheltering her car in her half of it. So space is limited and the saw gets moved for every shop session.

-- Brett — Peters Creek, Alaska

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 04-17-2018 11:25 PM

Real slick. I love it!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 04-18-2018 12:10 AM

Very nice job with a lot of detail. It was a good idea to wait for your new saw. You did a real precision job building it.

-- AJ

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#10 posted 04-18-2018 12:39 AM

looks great.

On my list, but I could only hope to make it look that good.

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#11 posted 04-18-2018 12:51 AM

Very nice! Figuring out how to build an outfeed table for my table saw is on my to do list. Yours is definitely inspiring.

-- Brian Famous :: Charlotte, NC ::

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#12 posted 04-18-2018 01:08 AM

Very nice. I have this on my list as well for my SawStop.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#13 posted 04-20-2018 03:35 PM

Mine is similar, but not nearly as professional looking as yours.
Very nice job.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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#14 posted 04-20-2018 04:05 PM

That is nice, great job.

-- Vince

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#15 posted 12-30-2018 01:39 AM

Looks great! Does anyone have a link to the 2009 WJ article?

Edit: Found it! Did a Google search and found it on Rockler’s site:

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