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Topic: I just built a new worktable, here's the specs! "All you need" is a drill!  (Read 1116 times)
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« on: June 01, 2009 04:23:26 PM »

I just made this table since I had to leave my 5x12ft. table behind when I moved out-of state. This one was built to be pretty, the last one was in the garage. I used:  4x4's-4 posts cut at 35"long, and 2 shorter ones cut at 10.5"   There are 2x3"s:3-6ft boards, and 7 pcs. cut at 45" for cross braces and end framing. One 2x3 piece cut at 24"lngth was used for the front frame of the shelf. The top was 5/8" Melamine. ,with 2 ft. cut off one end to become the shelf . Everything was pre-drilled, sanded, painted, and the legs were attatched inside. All the other framing was done outside. Everything was painted before legs were attatched. The posts have felt pads. This table used about 75 -3" wood bolts, and costs around $90.00  It was an easy project, I had the HDepot do all the wood cuts.  You could make this table larger, 4x8, and modify the measurements. It will cost you another $50.00 in lumber, but you can re-configure the lower shelf to your own needs.
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2009 01:18:41 AM »

Sounds good.  I'm interested in seeing how you incorporated the shelf.  My DH made my craft table(after I found a great foldaway on line for $50 but the shipping was over $1300.) I'd love to see how you put a shelf in the table. 
I think you can start posting pictures after your 10th post or so.
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2009 01:15:45 PM »

Hurry and post 10 times. Just look around the site and make your comments on things you like, ask questions and such, and you will have craftster hosting before you know it. I found a great large kidney shaped table top leaning against a dumpster, and when I get the extra sofa out of the living room, I'm doing the same thing with the bookcases to hold it up. Apparently my dining room/craft room now cant accomodate all of my 'clutter'.

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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2009 09:24:27 AM »

Wow!!!  What a great craft table.  It's fantastic.  I love the "floating shelf" underneath.  Absolutely fantastic that you built it yourself.
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