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My wife showed me a picture of a craft worktable she wanted and I decided to make something like it for her for our 5th anniversary. The bookcase ends are made from 3/4" red oak plywood. I was going to put some edge banding on the plywood, but she wanted the layers exposed. The top is made from two layers of 1/2" baltic birch plywood, a formica sheet on top, and 3/4" red oak banding. She wanted the hole on top so she could push the trash into a container in one of the bookcases.

I did learn a few things from this project. One, when routing Formica get safety goggles that fit tightly. The safety glasses I used did not protect against the dust rising up underneath and getting in my eyes. It was pretty weird when the doctor used tweezers to pull a few pieces out of my left eye. Next, the new Festool MFK700 router cannot take straight bits longer that 9/16" when using the horizontal base. The manual only gives the maximum bit diameter. If I had used 1/2" edging on the top instead of 3/4" I would have had a much easier time with trimming it flush to the top. It took a little longer than I originally planned getting the 3/4" edging to look and feel right.

My wife really enjoys using the table. The table she wanted cost about $1200, so this was quite a bit cheaper. Well, for her anyways. I bought a few tools and accessories that I've needed an excuse to get for a while.

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that's very cool. my wife would probably love something like this… just don't know where we would put it!
thanks for sharing.
 

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A Na Shinarp!!!

Ikea eat your heart out!!!

Excellent work, A+ on craftsmanship!

BUT…. now that you've spoiled your wife with such a wonderful piece, prepare for the never-ending list of projects. Then again, if you really love the woodworking then that works in your favor.
 

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looks very nice, job well done at least you got some tools out of it. that is really what counts. mike
 

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Super professional looking job you have completed ! Hopefully your eyes are alright now…never know where that pesky dust will end up : )
 

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Very good assembly with plenty of storage. The hole on the top is a good idea. Why it is missing in the second picture?
Sharad
 
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