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Mobile workbench / outfeed table

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Project by DIYMontreal posted 03-27-2020 12:45 PM 905 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve needed to build an outfeed table for my table saw – and a workbench for that matter (my current workbench consists of sawhorses and a beat up sheet of plywood) – and since my shop is so small, I figured I might as well build a mobile workstation that can do both.

With that in mind I built a simple 2×4 mobile workbench with casters, so I can move it around easily, and adjustable leveling feet so I can lock it in place, no matter how uneven my floors are (which they really are).

The table will is roughly 3 feet by 5 feet, and sits half an inch lower than my table saw to allow enough clearance for sleds and miter gauges.

The lower shelves are MDF for affordability, while for the top I used a sleek, non-stick sheet of black melamine to keep away glue and stains.

If you’re interested, you can watch the build video HERE
I also have plans available HERE

-- DIY Montreal https://www.youtube.com/c/diymontreal





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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 03-27-2020 02:15 PM

Great build, well explained in the video.

That is a smart idea about the feet, and leveling screws.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Foghorn

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#2 posted 03-27-2020 02:31 PM

Nice build and good video. I built a similar bench with a white melamine top. The difference is I made the top with two layers of construction grade plywood, edged with poplar like you did but left the edging 1/4” proud. I then added a layer of 1/4” melamine hardboard that is tacked down with small nails. When it gets beat up, I just pry it off and throw on a new layer.

-- Darrel

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metolius

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#3 posted 03-27-2020 04:35 PM

I like the combination of caster/leveler. That looks like a very practical solution to matching the saw height and providing mobility.

-- derek / oregon

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Cedrus

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#4 posted 03-29-2020 03:34 PM

Very
☑️Useful
☑️Well thought out
☑️Great workmanship
☑️All of the above of course!

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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