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Waco Joe16 Mar 2020 2:21 p.m. PST

After having a fixed 4x8 table in my mycave for a number of years I decided to downsize a bit to make room for a growing number of 3d printers.

What I decided on was a nominal 6'16" top with two leaves of similar size that would expand it to 4'x'6' when in use. I also wanted a bottom and mid shelf for storage. The legs were to be 3x3 posts.

I found premade 16"x.75"x6' boards at Lowes so I picked up 5 of those. The legs were more of a problem. I had hoped to find 6' 3x3 pine posts but none were to be had in-store. So I had to pick up 3' lengths, each of which cost the same as the main boards! Piano hinges are were used to attach the leaves and smaller hinges attached 1x3 slats to serve as drop down legs.

I went to son #1's house (who has most of my tools and some nifty toys of his own) for the build. His Kreg jig makes for nice professional looking joins Construction was pretty straightforward, basically building it upside down.

All in all a productive morning and fun build with the offspring.






14Bore16 Mar 2020 2:32 p.m. PST

As a carpenter I'm impressed

BrockLanders16 Mar 2020 2:43 p.m. PST

Very versatile!

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2020 7:19 p.m. PST

Yes, it is very nicely done.


95th Division Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2020 6:41 a.m. PST

Very nice.

jdpintex17 Mar 2020 9:01 a.m. PST

So are you going to keep it raw, paint it or stain it?

Very nicely done.

Waco Joe17 Mar 2020 9:23 a.m. PST

14Bore: Thanks for the compliment.

jdpintex: Right now keeping it raw. Once summer gets here I may stain it.

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2020 2:13 p.m. PST

wow! that's a really cool table.

: )

CeruLucifus17 Mar 2020 7:43 p.m. PST

Nice table!

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Mar 2020 6:00 a.m. PST

Gorgeous! Do you work for beer?

Waco Joe18 Mar 2020 1:47 p.m. PST

Eto, if you are in the DFW area my son might! :-)

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Mar 2020 1:16 a.m. PST

Thus, victory smells like newly crafted wood?


Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Mar 2020 6:00 a.m. PST

Eto, if you are in the DFW area my son might! :-)

Unfortunately, only occasionally. When DOM went to UTD, I would actually have a vehicle I could use to bring such a thing back. Alas …

Thus, victory smells like newly crafted wood?

Hells, yes!

The above project makes me feel a bit embarrassed. The good, motivated kind.

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