Assembly table

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Project by TulsaWoodSmith posted 12-06-2010 07:02 PM 20969 views 48 times favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this assembly table for the shop. I really needed to utilize the space better than I had been.
This table has 36 full extension drawers of various sizes depending on specific need.
It is 35” tall and a bit more than 4’ x 8’. The frame is rainbow poplar. The top is 3 full sheets of 3/4” MDF.
The white top is “white board.” Masonite with a slick coating.
The drawers are also rainbow poplar. I installed 120V outlets. on each corner.
I chose to use the rainbow poplar for a few reasons: I think it is pretty, but the applications are limited. I think for a shop it is kind of fun.
It adds some color.
I got a bunch of this wood at a great price! (perhaps the main reason)

It feels good to build something for myself, for a change.
Thanks for looking.

-- TulsaWoodSmith, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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#1 posted 12-06-2010 07:10 PM

Shop Dog;

That is an excellent assembly table and should serve you well. Really like all the drawers and is a great use of the space.

If woodworking does not work out for you, it could be converted an aircraft carrier.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#2 posted 12-06-2010 07:10 PM

This is just awesome! I was blown away by how great this project came out.
You should submit this to one of the woodworking magazines for a project,
its certainly worth it. I’d sure like to make something like this.
Did you have some sort of frame plan for this, or just a personal drawing?
It came out super!
thanks for sharing,

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#3 posted 12-06-2010 07:11 PM

What a Beautiful assembly table, Glad to hear about you getting to build something for yourself for a change and I hope you get Many years service out of it :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path [email protected]

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#4 posted 12-06-2010 07:27 PM

Nice Assembly Table !!!

Love the color of the poplar

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#5 posted 12-06-2010 07:31 PM

Daaaaaaang! I want one!


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#6 posted 12-06-2010 07:32 PM

love that poplar. i found a beautiful purple piece at the big box and grabbed it for use as the drawer sides in a nightstand project. perfect for that too :-)

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#7 posted 12-06-2010 07:35 PM

Thanks to everyone for the nice comments. STEVEW I did not make drawings this time. But I certainly would be happy to give you some specs, etc. Drop me a personal note if you would like some additional info.

-- TulsaWoodSmith, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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#8 posted 12-06-2010 08:03 PM

I am flat out turning green with envy over here. This is so close to what I see when I close my eyes and day dream in my shop. The storage is a huge, HUGE thing about this I love. With me being in a small 2 car garage shop and having a thing about not liking clutter… This would be right up my alley. I am definitely putting this on my favorites and plan on coming back to it next year when I build mine. Way to cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 12-06-2010 08:03 PM

I love this! One thing nobody else mentioned that I am seriously jealous of is your under-the-floor electric access – I would KILL to be able to run electric like this!

My concrete pad does not make that easy…...... ;-)



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#10 posted 12-06-2010 08:08 PM

Michael. that is one nice table and ALL that storage!! You’ll sure have space to assemble some big rpojects on there. I like the color in the drawers too!. I would love to have the space to keep that table out where I could use it.

Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!!

You must have power coming up through the floor. Nice spead of outlets around the table. Too.

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

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#11 posted 12-06-2010 08:56 PM

Wow, Michael What a Table!! I like it! A table like this one is invaluable and I don’t have one, right now I am using saw horses and plywood! I am marking this as a favorite and will try to get one made.

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#12 posted 12-06-2010 08:57 PM

very cool. Think I’ll start planning my own.

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#13 posted 12-06-2010 09:13 PM

Once again, thanks to everyone for the nice words.
When we built this shop about 4 years ago, one of the things I wanted was electic coming up from the floor.
I figured where I thought the equipment would go, then put in both 120V and 220V in 14 floor outlets.
I was horrified at the extra cost for this little adder, but now that it is done, I have forgotten the extra $.

I have added more toys to my shop since I posted the workshop fotos, I will update ASAP

If anyone wants specs or details beyond what I have posted, just please let me know.

-- TulsaWoodSmith, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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#14 posted 12-06-2010 09:26 PM

You know, old boy, I am rather disapointed. I half expected it to be made out of Sapele Pomele with black walnut trim. Sure, you could use the Masonite for the top, but come on now – don’t tell me you are that cheep!

Also, those don’t look like Blumotion drawer slides. What kind of shop is this anyway?

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#15 posted 12-06-2010 09:45 PM

Wow! That is one AWESOME assembly table. Great, built-in storage (next to clamps, you can never have enough). I am just completing a 12-drawer cabinet for my workbench – drawers are really time consuming and monotonous to build. Very rewarding in the end though (all the resultant storage space), but I cannot imagine building 36 at once! Good job. Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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