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Excellent Folding Table For Shop

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by player, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. player

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  2. The Big Squeegee

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    Looks pretty good. I would leave off the wheels or put on locking wheels. Chasing a vinyl application would be counterproductive.
     
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  3. Gino

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    Ya sure lose a lotta lotta wall space by hanging a table on a wall. Clever idea, but not very practicable in a workshop. Hate to see that 2 x 4 fall down in your face when ya first open it up.
     
  4. GAC05

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    Smart idea. Knowing me I'd forget to flip the lock down - turn around to walk off & be on my way to the hospital with a concussion.
     
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  5. JBurton

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    No kidding. I've had to chase my laminator more than a couple of times after moving it. That thing is a wrecking ball if it moves more than 2" before I get to it...
     
  6. GAC05

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    Not an issue, that 2x4 looks like pine - everyone knows that is a 'soft' wood.
     
  7. Gino

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    Hahahaaaa..... yeah, everybody but the bridge on your nose or forehead. :banghead:
     
  8. jimbug72

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    It is pretty clever. I could see it being very useful if floor real estate is in higher demand than wall real estate, like in that guy's garage. I would love to do a smaller version of that to have the option to make my 4x8 work table into a 6x8 when needed. Unfortunately our walls have no vacancies.
     
  9. Reveal1

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    Hmm. Since Christmas, the kid in me has been scheming for a way to resurrect my childhood with a slot car track in for the living room. Maybe I can figure a way to wrap the underside as a canvas and sneak it by the wife...
     
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  10. Pat Whatley

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    As someone who had that urge a few years ago that $400 I spent on cars and track would have been much better spent on pretty much anything else. The nostalgia wore off REAL quick.
     
  11. bob

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    Amusingly primitive, very clever, and useless. Most people, like myself, have far more floor space than wall space.
     
  12. netsol

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    when we rented our current (much too small) space i saw a video for something like this. on this old house. we built 2 stationary benches 36" x 72" that fold against the wall like a murphy bed.
    it has worked out pretty well, allowing us to get by with this space.

    it is better suited to making a garage do double duty as a workshop
     
  13. Reveal1

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    Yep, sort of like the vinyl path I went down last year. Ended up digitizing all my LPs when I figured out my old ears can't tell the difference except the extra snap/crackle/pop. Back to the topic, I can see where this would be good as a backup table in the shop. All our shelving in our small shop is on wheels, so we wouldn't really lose wall space.
     
  14. Stacey K

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    Clever idea! Might be a bit heavy for a woman. I built 3 - 4'x8' pine tables for my shop (pretty heavy). My counter is pine with corrugated metal on the front. My back counter is also pine. I stained everything Minwax Jacobean so it looks a little rustic and warm. Also made some shelves for all the school spirit items I'm starting to make. I get most of my ideas from Pinterest.
     
  15. Greg Kelm

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    Nice for a tight space, but I'd be worried about employees hurting themselves with a table like that. I don't have a space issue and built 2-5x10' work tables and 2-3x20' banner welding tables from steel. combined with shelf for storage and good casters, they should be pretty universal.
     

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  16. myront

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    We had two broken large format printers laying around (colorspan) so we made two seperate 4 x 8 tabletops to set on the metal printer stands. Have the option to roll em together for an 8 x 8.
     
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