These are 5 pictures of my 4 x 8 ft assembly tables l made resently updates soon

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Project by Jim Reeves posted 05-09-2013 06:49 AM 1813 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My benches are all small 4-5 ft long, l needed a big assembly table mainly because l make allot of shelves, book cases between 20’’ and 36’’ wide x 6-7 ft high.
And my aim this week is to drill holes to put dowels in across the width of the table at 20, 24, 30, 36 inch intervals to hold sides of shelves, book cases up as i assemble them this will be a tight fit and will place length of the table every 12’’ for sturdy support while assembling shelves etc.

My assembly table is 4’ x 8’ ft, 34 1/2 inches high so for now also works as outfeed table for my table saw. Legs are 2’’ x 4’’s doubled up 3 inch deck screws 4 from each side top has cross braces 2’’ x4’’s every 14’’ full 8 ft length.
since pictures were took l made a temp, shelf below full length to store disc/belt sanding unit, and 5, 6 large tool boxes, other sanding machine, jigs.

Will in time make a bank of drawers 3 high on each end and both sides for total of 12 drawers and open space in the middle with peg boards on each end 3×3 ft to hang squares etc.
Will soon post shortly my lumber rack from floor to ceiling 6 ft high x 4 ft wide and 8 ft long left lowest shelf 6-8 inches off floor incase sump pump fails it is very solid lumber rack all 2×4’s.
coming soon shop cabinets once caught up on personal projects and 4-5 for paying customers.

-- jim

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#1 posted 05-09-2013 11:06 AM

Nice table, Jim! Wish I had room for something like this!

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#2 posted 05-09-2013 01:30 PM

Love the large work tables… Enjoy… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#3 posted 05-09-2013 01:37 PM

That’s a big table. You must have a lot of room. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 05-09-2013 02:05 PM


That makes for a large work area.

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#5 posted 05-09-2013 02:31 PM

Yes Eric the 2×4’s framing cross supports under top think are every 14’’ o/c and 3/4 plywood on top still have to put a 4’ x 8’ pc of hardboard on top of plywood and peg board on ends. It is very strong wide long great for big oprojects thanks for looking

-- jim

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#6 posted 05-09-2013 02:40 PM

Thanks everyone for looking, my basement shop is 12’ x 40’ on one section of basement and 16×25 ft area in next room over be better griound klevel for my feet chrionic pain but ok for now.
Been not doing to much since my 2 heart attacks in november/2011 6 days apart then spring march/june/2012 2 more heart attacks then stent put in july/2012 taking slow heart still not to good yet thanks everyone for looking jim

-- jim

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#7 posted 05-09-2013 10:39 PM

looks good

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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