Outfeed Table

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Project by CuriousDave posted 04-17-2013 09:39 AM 3874 views 11 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed an outfeed table and wanted it to double as an assembly table/workbench. The top is a torsion box made out of MDF with the standard honeycomb type internal construction. I put a sheet of birch ply on top (it had been in my shop forever) and wrapped the edges with ambrosia maple. I also ran a walnut inlay strip around the top and used it for the miter slots. I have always wanted to try T channels in the top of a workbench for holdfasts and jigs, so I decided to put some Kreg T track in the top too.

The legs are made from reclaimed oak barnwood that I picked up locally from an old barn that was torn down (with permission and some cash). I used through tenons with walnut wedges for the stretchers and pegged tenons for the feet. I installed some threaded inserts in top stretchers so I could use bolts to level the top.

I finished it with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. I am really happy with the way it turned out and it is solid as a rock.

-- ~ Dave ~

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#1 posted 04-17-2013 09:58 AM

Really,really nice work!

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#2 posted 04-17-2013 10:03 AM

That is an awesome table you did a great job.

-- Its all about the jigs

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#3 posted 04-17-2013 10:22 AM

Great job, functional and nice to look at…. Enjoy!

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

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#4 posted 04-17-2013 10:23 AM

The ambrosia maple and walnut add a nice touch. Great Job!

-- Jeff W., Boston, MA area,

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#5 posted 04-17-2013 11:23 AM

Very nice. Is that a (industrial) carpeted floor? Ugh….more clean up. Now you have to vaccum.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#6 posted 04-17-2013 11:40 AM

to nice to use

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#7 posted 04-17-2013 01:06 PM

Now that a fine out feed table great work…BC

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#8 posted 04-17-2013 01:51 PM

that has to be the most finished looking outfeed i’ve seen

-- "Some get spiritual 'cause they see the light, and some 'cause they feel the heat." --Ray Wiley Hubbard

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#9 posted 04-17-2013 01:55 PM

Solid is good. Always nice to have good tables to work with.

Welcome to LumberJocks

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 04-17-2013 01:56 PM

Great work and a nice looking table. That is a great idea. I don’t woodwork a ton, but have in the past. Always loved shop class. We made a replica M16 in class… doubt that would happen today. Sure wish I could find it (lost over the years). Just moved back to the area I grew up in with my wife and into a new place that is a rental. I need a bench in the garage for general use, but sapce is limited. I had planed to put locking casters on it so that I could move it around.

I inherited a nice craftsman table saw from my father. I planned on using to make something that he would have enjoyed that will remind me of him. I used it to rip some wood the other day for a deck on my brothers trailer and realized I need a outfeed table. Well, thanks to your idea I will just put casters on my bench so that I can roll and lock it into place. I was trying to figure out what height to make it. There is only one answer now! Even with the table on my saw it is.

Your material choice is out of my reach now for a bench though it looks great. I was planning on using OSB stacked for the substrait on the top and cover with hardboard using some popular boards to band the ends then clear the whole works making it nice and smooth. Proably do a bottom shelf for storage and support. Like the idea of the kreig T trackl. I may plan that later depending the use for the bench.

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#11 posted 04-17-2013 06:53 PM

Nice job and design. Uh, . . . is that, um, carpet on the floor of your shop? How’s that to clean up?


-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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#12 posted 04-17-2013 07:21 PM

Doesn’t everyone have carpet in their shop? Yep, that’s carpet alright. It was glued down with super industrial glue by somone before me. I tried to pul it up but gave up after a small area. We don’t really have the option of using chemicals in this area of the basement, so I am just living with it. Its not that bad. It does give me some cusion for dropped tools and furniture parts and it absorbs some of the noise. I use a good shop vac with a dust deputy on it to clean it up. Because it’s industrial carpet, most everything comes up pretty easy. If I really want it clean, then I just borrow my wifes vacuum, as long as she is not home. I tried putting those foam mats that have the interlocking puzzle ends down one time. I even cut around cabinets and large tools. It was great for standing on, but rolling tools over it was terrible. I have also thought about buying some left over floating laminate flooring to cover it, but it’s just not that bad.

I really appriciate all of the nice comments on the table. I decided to practice some techniques that I would like to use on other furniture and I thought this table would be ok to make mistakes on as I practiced. I have a coworker who asked if I would sell it to him as a dining table. Ha! Now that’s funny!

-- ~ Dave ~

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#13 posted 04-17-2013 08:51 PM

Great job. cant believe you used quartersawn wood, and spalted maple.

Only thing I dont like is if it were my shop, no way I could build that big of a table without having storage shelving or drawers underneath. Maybe you dont need it though.

Now come to my place and build one

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#14 posted 04-17-2013 09:17 PM

very very nice.thats an excellent job.
i’ll second what adrian a said you can come and build me
thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#15 posted 04-17-2013 11:03 PM


I guess the carpet would make it comfy cozy working in there, and easier in the back with standing long hours. I’d hate to have to get rid of my shop broom though.


-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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