This is part two, the build, of the Outfeed/Assembly Table project. Once I got started on this build I didn't want to stop until it was done. The improved workflow and efficiency this table provides was much needed in the shop, but getting there was challenging...
This project was looong overdue. I have been needing more storage and organization in and around my outfeed assembly table. By the way, I've always used the two words outfeed and assembly together when talking about my table because that's exactly what it is, it's my outfeed table AND my assembly table together as one. I can be found somewhere around this table 90% of the time while working on a project, so why wouldn't I invest the time and effort to make this table a workhorse and also build convenience and organization right into the center of my shop? I knew I wanted a plywood table of some kind and I knew I wanted lots of storage. All I had to do was come up with a design and build it. If you missed Part 1, The Design, You can find the blog article here. Go read that one first then come back here to finish Part 2, The Build. After the design process I just had to get busy building, but first I had to get all the material. I chose to use PureBond Hardwood Plywood. The reason I like their product so much is because it's eco friendly (formaldehyde free) and plus it's made right here in the USA. I had to drive a short distance to get it all only because it's sold exclusively at Home Depot , but if I had lived in a serving area HD would have delivered it right to my door. Now, that would have been convenient! As far as the construction and building process goes this went together pretty simple with the available plans. I only used two types of joints in this entire project, butt joints and pocket holes. Some folks would argue that these two joint selections are for beginners and not really suitable in advanced applications. Not that this table build is advanced by any means, but in my opinion this shop project is the perfect application for butt joints and pocket holes. In fact, I use them in all of my shop furniture projects.
There are two sections to this table that make up the overall strength of this table and thats the top and bottom grid system. The under side of this tabletop as well as the underside of the bottom shelf is made up of a grid type support system to help keep the surface flat and it also makes it heavy which is a good thing if you're also wanting to use this as a workbench. I'll go more into the features and finished product in the third and final video of this three part video series, but first I want to mention the router lift design I chose to incorporate in this table. I chose Jay Bates' router lift for several reasons, but the main reason is because it's just a solid lift and the dust collection is great. I designed the table with this lift in mind and to fit the other storage units around it. You can find Part 3 here, The Table Tour and walk around, where I explain everything in detail. Subscribe here so you don't miss any future videos.
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Tools and materials used in this project (clickable links below):
Table saw (*upgraded version): http://amzn.to/2pcmEGF
New table saw blade (recommended): http://amzn.to/2qDJQip
Circular saw (alternative to a table saw): http://amzn.to/2pcDrtl
Drill and Impact: http://amzn.to/2p9tlsc
Kreg Jig (pocket holes): http://amzn.to/2q2ZZRq
Counter sink bit: http://amzn.to/2pctts1
Random orbital sander: http://amzn.to/2qwRQVd
Tape measure (lefty/righty): http://amzn.to/2pKZTwC
Tape measure (flat back): http://amzn.to/2q3PltA
T square (4'): http://amzn.to/2q2PJbK
Bluetooth hearing protection: http://amzn.to/2p9WBiy
Safety glasses (add-on): http://amzn.to/2pJExOv
Parts to be added in Part 3 of the video series:
Miter track: http://amzn.to/2p9H1n5
Bench dogs: http://amzn.to/2qEWs8L
See more tools we use: http://www.stoneandsons.net/tools
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