View Full Version : Beefing up my outfeed/assy table
12-22-2004, 09:52 PM
My table is currently just 3/4" MDF with laminate on top and 2 2x4" legs. It's sagging a little between the legs. I have seen several pictures of assy tables here and I'm not exactly sure how the frame under the table is typically made.
It looks like the frame is 1x4", mitered. The legs also seem to be made of 2 boards joined at 90 degrees and fastened on the inside corners of the frame. How is your frame attached to the top? Please provide a few details.
Also, what is a good way to attach hardwood edging to MDF?
12-23-2004, 07:36 AM
David Marks uses a torsion box:
Here's a how-to:
12-23-2004, 09:16 AM
I just used a simple box frame, with "joists" nailed and screwed inside the frame for structure ..then as you said, two pieces of plywood joined at 90 deg. for the legs ..
my top is 2 3/4" thick pieces of MDF, covered with hard laminate ..
the 2 pieces help the sagging too ..
I connected the top via pocket hole screws through the frame ..
You could nail some corner blocks to the frame, and connect it that way if you don't have a pocket hole jig ..
12-28-2004, 10:32 PM
Here's a link to pictures of my assembly/outfeed table(cart).
It also holds planes, chisels, card scrapers, ROS, sharpening tools and supplies. Maybe you can get some ideas from it.
06-02-2010, 09:13 AM
Mine is simple and works very well and isn't attatched to my table saw at all. When the boards reach the table they just glide right over it.
This type of table will also keep you from laying things on it that will need to be cleared later before you can use it.
I used a 10ft piece of 24-inch wide roller that is used to unload boxs off of trucks and I cut it in half. I paid $7.50 for it at the scrap metal yard. They charged me 15 cents a pound for it. With the rollers and 4 or 5 2x4s used for the frame it cost me about $20.00 to make. It was a REAL STEAL !!!
Overall dementions of my outfeed table are 4ft wide and 5ft long. Also the miter gauge bar slides right between the rollers.
Just read your post again. Noticed this time I read it that you use it for assembly also so my design won't work for you.
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