Assembly table

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Project by gustmadeit posted 08-16-2018 02:23 PM 1638 views 9 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Material: Made up of 3/4” purebond birch plywood. Added 1/2” mdf onto the top. Added 1/4” hardboard on the side shelves and main shelf. Used 4” lockable casters. Very heavy and sturdy. Applied 2 coats shellac to MDF top.

Measurements: 42” x 48”. Height is 35.75” tall. My table saw is at 36” and I wanted this slightly shorter for when I use as an outfeed table.

Was an easy build, mostly assembled using pocket holes. Used 1.25” brad nails when assembling the bottom (which is a bunch of 4” plywood strips).

Time to build: about 6-8 hrs

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#1 posted 08-16-2018 02:49 PM

Looks good. Did you use a set of plans or draw something up? This looks like what I need to build for my assembly table. I need to make 2 or 3 of these and connect them together.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 08-16-2018 03:10 PM

honestly I didn’t use any plans, I have a relatively small shop (18×24) and so I just went with what I thought would fit the best in the middle of the shop. Originally I was going to build it 4’x4’ but I decided to go slightly smaller and ended up with 42” x 48” and really like the size. I wanted to add shelves on the sides rather than having 4 legs. I’ve been using it for a little over a month now and really like it. The MDF top is really nice. Shellac works really well on MDF and makes for an extremely smooth and flat top. I didn’t glue the MDF so that I have the ability to replace it down the road when it eventually needs it. I definitely is heavy, 2 guys would struggle to move it. Rolls super easy around the shop though and I don’t intend to ever move it out of the shop.

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#3 posted 08-16-2018 05:34 PM

Looks nice. A TS has about as many larger accessories as any tool in our shops, when you think of miter gauge, sled, all the push sticks, blade guards and safety accessories, all of those shelves will come in handy so you don’t need to go far from the saw to get something. I have been contemplating a build as I sold off my old off feed/assembly table, and need to make something new. I will likely follow closely to what you have here.

The only thing I didn’t see when thinking of it as an off feed table is no dados on your top to accept a miter gauge sliding through. Do you plan on one, two?

Nice post, thanks for putting it up.

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#4 posted 08-16-2018 07:00 PM

This is a very nice assembly table and will be a great addition to your shop.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 08-17-2018 06:22 AM

Doubled back to check, Congrats on your 3.

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#6 posted 08-18-2018 02:14 AM

Very Nice Project & Well Done!

Rick S.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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