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Posted on combination outfeed table, assembly table, work bench

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#1 posted 11-28-2018 06:24 PM

Leave 3-4” parallel clamping overhang over the cabinet, but no more. Possible sag after time could develop.
Keep in mind how you will set the base onto flooring. Uneven garage flooring? If so, add stabilization feet.
Be wary of going too far down the rabbit hole of what you want to do on the top. Pounding and punishment will distort the top over time. If it is to be assembly table, think light use of downward pressure (in other words, do not treat like a Roubo workbench top).
You have unused table top space you can use if you extend table down the length of your table saw rails. Might as well go full length. If you go that route, you only need 4’ from riving knife/splitter unless you need more (in pic, actually looks 5’ by guessing).
If that is to be mobile (i’m guessing not, since no visible wheels), keep in mind you would have to be Olympic weight lifter to move the thing around with all that weight even on 4 or 5” wheels.
Lastly, think of future. Will you add cast iron router table top extension (such as Benchdog, like I have)? If so, your table will need to extend to cover router outfeed.

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