This step by step diy woodworking project is about drill press table plans. This article features detailed instructions for building a simple table for your drill press. If you are all about keeping the costs down, or you don’t need a heavy cabinet for the drill press, this simple table is the right choice for your needs. Make sure you adjust the size of the assemble to suit your needs. Take a look over the rest of our woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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Drill Press Table Plans
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- A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 24″ long, 2 pieces – 17″ long, 2 pieces – 3 1/2″ long FRAME
- B – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 20″x24″ long SHELF
- C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 20″ long, 2 pieces – 17″ long SUPPORTS
- D – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 24″ long FRAME
- E – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 18 1/2″x24″ long TOP
- 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 2’x4′
- 4 pieces of 3″ caster wheel
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 1 1/4″ screws
- wood putty, wood stain
- wood glue, stain/paint
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Building a drill press table
The first step of the project is to build the bottom frame for the drill press. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber. Align the components, making sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes through the components and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock everything together tightly. Add glue to the joints to enhance the rigidity of the frame.
Attach braces to the corners to create a proper surface for the caster wheels. Cut pieces of 2×4 lumber at 3 1/2″. Next, cut the pieces on diagonal. Drill pilot holes and lock them to the frame with 2 1/2″ screws.
Fit the 3″ caster wheels to the bottom frame, as shown in the diagram. I recommend you to fit the wheels after assembling the whole stand, in order to get a professional result.
Next, you need to assemble the supports for the tabletop. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the vertical support. Align the two components with attention, making sure the edges are flush and the corners are square. Insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the components together tightly.
Fit the supports to the bottom frame. Align the edges and make sure the corners are square. Lock the supports to the bottom frame with 2 1/2″ screws.
Build the bottom shelf from 3/4″ plywood. Make notches to the sides of the panel, so it can fit easily into place. Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper for a professional result.
Attach a 2×4 support to the top of the vertical components. Align the edges, make sure the corners are square, drill pilot holes and lock the support into place with 2 1/2″ screws.
Build the top from 3/4″ plywood. Align the edges with attention and drive a few 1 1/4″ screws to lock it into place. Alternatively, you can use a few clamps and add glue to the joint.
Build the braces for the stand from 2×4 lumber. Make 45 degree cuts at both ends of the 8″ pieces of 2×4 lumber.
Fit the corner braces to the drill press table to add support. Drill pilot holes and lock the braces into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure there are no gaps between the components.
The table seen from one side looks manly and sturdy. The lower shelf adds practicality to the project, as it provides storage space.
Fill the holes with wood putty and let them dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 100-220 grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.
Top Tip: Apply a few coats of paint or stain to the components, to enhance the look of the project.
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