Plywood Cutting Table that Stores Well

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Project by NickyP posted 10-27-2013 11:23 PM 8769 views 14 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As most woodworkers can attest to a plywood cutting table is a great thing to have but can be bulky, taking up valuable shop space in some cases. I managed to create this table that is sturdy, versatile, and can practically disappear in the shop when stored. The base of the table is 2 folding saw horses with an old 6’ folding table top that the original legs finally gave out on and a 42” x 90” top made from 2×2’s & 2×4’s with a 1×2 frame that seats around the table top. I glued and screwed 2×2 bats across the bottom of the table top that wedge nicely into the sawhorses along with a couple of handles. I store the cutting top on the ceiling of the shop, fitting it under the garage door using hooks. To store it you just hang it to one side of the hooks and walk it up to the other hooks with a small step-stool, turning the hooks a quarter turn and then back to lock it in. The saw horses fit between the water heater & the workbench, while the table top fits behind my rolling tables and shopvac. When not using the cutting top this table doubles great as a work area for staining, assembling, gluing, etc.

-- -- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."

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#1 posted 10-28-2013 10:41 AM

very very cool ingenious solution to a problem that many of us have.

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#2 posted 10-28-2013 11:24 PM

Well done. I actually have a folding table (plastic) that I was trying to salvage. The legs also went on it so this might be a good option for me. Thanks!

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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