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Woodshop Work Table
« on: February 03, 2013, 08:51:20 am »
Looking for some ideas as to what you guys have for benches and/or tables in your workshop for building your projects. My wife and I have a ranch house with a full basement underneath. Basement is divided in to 3 sections, one of which the previous owner used as a workshop. Anything that wasnt bolted down was auctioned off, so aside from one bench and a pegbooard, and a bunch of shelving that he nailed right into the cement block along the walls there are no work surfaces. The shelves are nice for storage but take up much of the wall space where benches could be built. However, I still have a 12x16 or so space in the middle of the floor that is wide open and sort of dead space. Hoping some of the members here may have some sort of free standing table or cabinets that they use to work on, and maybe I could pick up some tips on what works and/or didnt work before I just start building something. Being as it is in the basement Im certainly not going to be building yachts or anything, just doing work house related and would like to start doing some small woodworking projects as time permits. Thanks in advance, Greg
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Re: Woodshop Work Table
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2013, 09:05:24 am »
go to sanjuancarpentry.com  he made a flip top table ,looks like it would work great. Click on instructables in the banner on right side of screen to watch a video on it.
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Re: Woodshop Work Table
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2013, 11:09:39 am »
Google "Roubo Bench" and pick one of the plans/tutorials for building your own. There will be lots and lots of hits.
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Re: Woodshop Work Table
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2013, 01:44:03 pm »
Woodsmithshop.com has plans for a weekend workbench that is rock solid.

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Re: Woodshop Work Table
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Re: Woodshop Work Table
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2013, 09:58:48 pm »
Mine is very simple, yet functional.  To me, an open stand work bench with a shelf is just a dust and junk collector.  There are two vises, and the storage from the drawers is very nice.  The large drawers open from either side.

 

 
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Re: Woodshop Work Table
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2013, 10:33:53 pm »
The large drawers open from either side.

 

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Re: Woodshop Work Table
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2013, 06:44:41 am »

WDH, a very neat looking bench.  What's the top made of, and what are the dimensions of the bench?
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Re: Woodshop Work Table
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2013, 07:17:04 am »
Top is made out of red oak laminated like a butcher block.  It is 29" x 60".
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Re: Woodshop Work Table
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2013, 11:16:11 am »
We have a Habit for Humanity store that sell material from old building being tore down. I picked up some solid wood doors for $10.00 each and they make great work bench tops.

I used one and made a router station with 3 routers for raised panels.
Used 2 more for table tops on each side of my miter saw.
Picked up some Formica from a guy going out of business and added to the top to make the wood slide better.

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Re: Woodshop Work Table
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2013, 11:10:21 am »
PAFaller, I built this table out of Cherry,my shop is small and every machine has casters on the base so I can move around the shop. I boxed the base in for storage of all the small tools as in sanders,routers,biscuit jointers ect. I built it for my exact height and the width is as long as my arm can cross the top. It was modeled after a traditional wood workers bench with a vise at one end.

  Its 4x4 stock for the frame with 2" thick top finished in tung oil. It has served me well through the years. Tim