View from the Garage

April 4, 2006

Turning the tables…

Filed under: Woodworking — thefusionguy @ 10:51 pm

When I started woodworking some 25 years ago, one of the first things I made was a work table. I made the original table out of particle board with a working surface of orange laminated plastic. Even the legs were glued-up particle board. The table top was held flat by particle board stringers glued from beneath. A bracket on the bottom can be used to hold a router in place. This table served well for all these years. But it had the detriment of not providing any storage space, and it was very hard to slide around in the shop. So I made a new table, with a white laminate top. This table has two wheels on one end and a castor on the other, so it can be rolled around easily. I haven’t made the drawers yet, but that shouldn’t be too hard. The table is made of 3/4″ medium density fiberboard, which is a much higher quality product than the particle board. (Plus, sparks fly from cutting from all the sand in particle board but not from MDF.) I got a nifty router-raiser so it can be raised and lowered from the top rather than screwing around under the table. Should work great! But I did a lot of work with my good ol’ table…

Old table:

Out with the old, in with the new:

1 Comment »

  1. Fancy schmacy! 🙂 Are you going to paint it 80s-orange?

    Comment by O — April 5, 2006 @ 12:13 am

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