Best work surface i tested was a granite table. Always clear, always flat.
All of ours have formica, it's nice can you can get it in a single piece 5 x 12, it's pretty durable stuff. When it gets real tore up, scuff it and go back over the top with a new sheet. We have a cutting mat on one for the reason that you said.Formica is hard, not great for sliding something around that you don't want scratched, and it holds a cut line forever, making any new straight cuts a real pita as the blade hits and drops into the premade cut. I'd go on and pick up some poly or hdpe for a bit more and be done with it. Don't forget to countersink the screwheads.
Any construction plans for this table?Hired someone to build it. It would have ended up like a Dr Suess table if I tried to make it. Guy knocked it out in about 8 hours and did a great job, I love it! Here's some shots showing the underside so you can see how it's supported.
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No plans, I hired a woodworker and he did a great job.Any construction plans for this table?
We really need to build one. This looks like exactly what we need!
Much Thanks for the tipNo plans, I hired a woodworker and he did a great job.
I was inspired by coming across this example for a 4x8 table, which goes into detail with a material list and instructions.
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Update on my table: the little ledge on the side of my table to hold my saw tracks wasn't the best idea. I keep bumping the corners of the track and once knocked it to the ground. No bueno. I'm going to amend it somehow, or maybe cut my 108" track down a bit.
Those look like a nice option. The Rhino tables seem like a pretty good choice too:If you don't want to build them I would suggest Steel Sentry. I bought a few tables and a corner desk a few years ago. I think these will last forever. They are fully customizable too. https://steelsentry.com/workbench-furniture/sign-making-table/
Finally got my 5x10 table painted and topped with a sheet of red Formica. I dismantled the saw track holder along one side and will figure out a better solution. Gino mentioned not needing six casters, but the person I hired to build the table recommended six and there's also six in the build plans posted above. My 4x8 table only has four casters.
Nice, is that Ferrari red? I have that same shopping basket in black - got 2 of them dumpster diving.
Looks sturdy enough that it could also be used as a frame rack for collision repair.I built this table several years ago. All welded steel with locking scaffold wheels. The main rails are 5" channels which keep it perfectly flat. It's 5' X 12' and has been fitted with a 1" MDF top and Rhino self-healing mat. We then mounted a 12' Keen Cut Evolution benchtop trimmer to one side. It rolls extremely smoothly and the wheels lock down with zero movement. Thinking about adding gutters to the sides to hold long rolls when cutting. Used some old sign panels underneath for a ton of storage. Happy to post a photo of the finished table with the cutter attached if anyone is interested.
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