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Custom Workshop Tables


davglass
davglass
davglass
davglass

I built a series of work tables for my various Ryobi tools. The tables needed to serve more than one purpose, be a standard height, be mobile and self contained. I'm 6'2+ with a history of back issues, every table in my shop is exactly 37 1/2" tall. All tables have wheels for easy mobility and dust control built into them. Being able to push tables together to get a bigger work area is a bonus.

The first table I built was a combo Drill Press/Bandsaw table, with a shared outlet on the back so that I only have to plug one cord in to get power to both. The bottom is open for my Dewalt planer.

The next one is a small miter stand. The miter table is shorter than the other tables, however the deck on the miter is the height of the other tables. This allows me to use the other tables for larger board support. I also added a miter hood for dust collection.

The latest table is a combination Table Saw, Router Table, Belt Sander workstation. The table saw and router table are level with one another at the standard table height of my shop. Then I added an adjustable, swing open table extension to cover the Belt Sander underneath it. I removed the back table extension from my old table saw and reused it to make my own extension. I also extended the miter slots from the tablesaw to the new extended table for easy use. With this table also being the exact height of my other tables, I can use them to support and guide larger cuts when needed.

I then used my new combo table to size down some scrap MDF, route some nice edges on them, then sand them on the sander. Then I took the #RYOBINATION logo and lasered them onto these scraps and branded every table I have in my shop to show my Ryobi love.

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  • Awesome job! That's a workshop dreams are made of, @davglass! Do you have a favorite piece from these? We can't wait to see what else you build!
    By RYOBI Nation, on April 3, 2019
    • Thanks! I really enjoy using the tablesaw table the most.. It's very handy to rip, then walk around and route the edges and then finish them on the sander.. It's very space saving and pretty efficient. 

      Having all the tables the same height came in handy on my wood crate cabinet build when I was routing the edges of the top.
      By davglass, on April 3, 2019

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Custom Workshop Tables

by davglass
Mar 14, 2019
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I built a series of work tables for my various Ryobi tools. The tables needed to serve more than one purpose, be a standard height, be mobile and self contained. I'm 6'2+ with a history of back issues, every table in my shop is exactly 37 1/2" tall. All tables have wheels for easy mobility and dust control built into them. Being able to push tables together to get a bigger work area is a bonus. The first table I built was a combo Drill Press/Bandsaw table, with a shared outlet on the back so that I only have to plug one cord in to get power to both. The bottom is open for my Dewalt planer. The next one is a small miter stand. The miter table is shorter than the other tables, however the deck on the miter is the height of the other tables. This allows me to use the other tables for larger board support. I also added a miter hood for dust collection. The latest table is a combination Table Saw, Router Table, Belt Sander workstation. The table saw and router table are level with one another at the standard table height of my shop. Then I added an adjustable, swing open table extension to cover the Belt Sander underneath it. I removed the back table extension from my old table saw and reused it to make my own extension. I also extended the miter slots from the tablesaw to the new extended table for easy use. With this table also being the exact height of my other tables, I can use them to support and guide larger cuts when needed. I then used my new combo table to size down some scrap MDF, route some nice edges on them, then sand them on the sander. Then I took the #RYOBINATION logo and lasered them onto these scraps and branded every table I have in my shop to show my Ryobi love.