Nesting Worktables

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Project by JoshOne posted 09-25-2012 05:46 PM 4012 views 10 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This week I decided to make a couple of work tables for my shop. I wanted something that could move around the shop, but conceal one within the other to save space. I found a similar project here on LJs and thought it seemed like a good plan. I also wanted to use the torsion box method of worktable construction that has become so popular, but I made a slight modification in that I had fewer internal boxes and left one side open for extra space. Here’s what I came up with.

-- "The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne"

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#1 posted 09-25-2012 06:29 PM

I like the idea of the nesting work benches, but by eliminating the front of the box, you have sort of eliminated the torsion box effect. The center of the table is free to sag on the open side.

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#2 posted 09-25-2012 07:35 PM

Hey Jb,
Well, the drawer/open space only extends about a foot inside, and the space is split down the middle, so the possibility for sag is pretty minimal.

-- "The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne"

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#3 posted 09-26-2012 02:37 AM

Nice! I really really like that Josh!

While the sag is a potential concern, like you said the possibility is pretty minimal. If someone wanted to, they could close up the shorter table and just make a little shelf under it and still have the simple storage.

One day if I move into a larger shop I think this will be something I will remember and probably incorporate into it.

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#4 posted 09-26-2012 01:06 PM

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