Assembly/Finishing Table for $24

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Project by gfadvm posted 03-12-2012 10:39 PM 2076 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not much of a project but a BIG improvement over the old countertop on top of 2 sawhorses. I never could get to the sawhorses when I needed them, it was too narrow, and weighed too much. This one is 4’x6’, made of free shiplap my neighbor gave me, and covered with 1/2” MDF. 5 coats of some very old Polycrylic. Iwas suprised how stable it is (no Wobble) and no bow in the top. It’s tall enough that the trash can and the sawhorses store under it. I found this design on LJ and favorited it a long time ago. VERY quick (Less than an hour) and simple to build. Thanks again LJ!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#1 posted 03-12-2012 10:58 PM

nice table andy…im surprised there isnt some kind of new hinge here…dont slow down now…lol…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 03-12-2012 10:58 PM

i’d say you did a good job

and it really does look
like your table

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 03-13-2012 12:29 AM

Grizz, No hinges on a table BUT as soon as the finish is cured I have another wooden hinge to post. I pirated this one from David (patron).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 03-13-2012 12:29 AM

Looks like it will be a useful and well utilized table Andy. I find that when I built worktable for my shop it immediately attracted all sorts of tools…Hardest part is to keep it clear of clutter.

#5 posted 03-13-2012 01:36 AM

Good job on the table

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#6 posted 03-13-2012 01:38 AM

Another tell tale sign of proper ownership…..he made it from hand me downs. No new purchases. Good project and you will love using it. Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 03-13-2012 02:08 AM

Looks good. I need something like this but just don’t have the room.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#8 posted 03-13-2012 02:39 AM

How long should I wait on thet Polycrylic to cure before I drip glue and stain on it? (and expect it to come off and not take the Polycrylic with it)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 03-13-2012 08:43 AM

Very cool, should serve you well.

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#10 posted 03-13-2012 12:05 PM

very nice Andy. should serve you well as a do-all work area

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#11 posted 03-13-2012 04:18 PM

Looking good always fun to have a spot to do things.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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