large torsion worktable #1: Idea and progress so far

After moving into our new house near a year ago it’s finally time to build a real work bench. It will be 96" long, 27" deep and around 40-42" tall. It will be on casters to move it around and house my table saw w/ 52" Fence, router lift, vacuum and air compressor.

It will have one drop leaf for longer sheets of wood and an Oscar cut into it. Plus a few more things. Made out of 3/4" plywood and 2×4.

The base and the 2 other surfaces will be torsion box construction (half lapped, glued and nailed).

I will be posting progress as it goes. This was just from this weekend and a few hours of work.

Update July 29-15
Got the frames for the 3 other torsion boxes built and wedged into place to see what I think. The table may be a bit tall. So tomorrow the casters will go on to really get a sense.

Update aug 1-15
Second torsion box (under the table saw is complete as well as the small top box to the side of the table saw.

Update Aug 2-15
Second torsion box top is on and all secure. Small side box is complete. Casters are on and level and the base reclaimed drawers are in.

Update aug 8-15
Got the torsion box for the top complete as well as the box to enclose the router lift

If you dont like what you can buy, build it.


Coming along very well.

Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

Very good progress,looking forward to seeing the finished project.

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