Laundry table

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Project by jbmaine posted 11-19-2019 10:42 PM 557 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I know the table is blocking a door, but let me explain. When we first put our house in that door was suppose to go to a garage. We found that area unsuitable for a garage, and so for 20+ years we’ve had a door that goes ” nowhere”. As it is next to the laundry area my wife asked for a table to fit in that space, to fold clothes, etc. She also wanted a drawer to store things in. I picked up some maple on sale, and off I went. The build was similar to most tables with one exception. My wife has very little strength in her hands so I decided on full extension drawer slides. ( The drawer is 30”x30”, I didn’t want it falling out of her hands). To make it easy to line the drawer slides up I mounted them on subassemblies, with brackets to line them up in the table. Turns out it was a good thing I did this as the drawer slides were blocking some of the table top attaching holes. I’m not too happy with how the legs turned out but in the near future the space under the table will be home to a couple of pet beds, so I don’t think anyone will notice. I swear, someday I’m going to mount a router in my work bench. My router table is too small to run the drawer bottom groove around a drawer this size. Here’s some pics. Thanks for looking.

Drawer slide assembly

All done. Finish is a couple coats of minwax antique oil finish

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#1 posted 11-19-2019 11:37 PM

A Honey Do of the highest order, making the Wife happy.

Tables of a complimentary size are a good thing to allow for those larger projects. Off the tool, and onto the table/support. Takes some planning to work it out, but having done it, you get project support that always has you ready.

Nice job on both, and nice table.

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#2 posted 11-20-2019 02:58 AM

beautiful piece Jim.

I just do a double slice with the table saw for the drawer bottoms

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#3 posted 11-20-2019 01:41 PM

beautiful piece Jim.

I just do a double slice with the table saw for the drawer bottoms

- Craftsman on the lake

I’ll do that too sometimes. In this case I used a grooving bit from Lee Valley for the drawer bottom. I’ll be the first to admit, I often make more work for myself than needed.

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