This step by step diy woodworking project is about outfeed table plans. This article features detailed instructions for building an outfeed table that is ideal for expanding your table saw surface. The techniques required for the table are basic, so that anyone can get the job done in a weekend. Make sure you adjust the size of the bench 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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- A – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 45″ long, 2 pieces – 35 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 7 3/4″ long TOP FRAME
- B – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 45″ long, 2 pieces – 35 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 43 1/2″ long TOP FRAME
- C – 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 32 1/2 1/2″ long LEGS
- D – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 35 1/2″x43 1/2″ long LOWER FRAME
- E – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 39 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 31 1/2″ long TRIMS
- F – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 40″ long, 2 pieces – 48″ long TRIMS
- G – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 38 1/2″x46 1/2″ long TABLETOP
- 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 8′
- 7 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 4 pieces of leg levelers
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 1 1/4″ screws
- wood putty, wood stain
- wood glue
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Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
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Build an outfeed table
The first step of the project is to build the frame for the tabletop. Use 1×6 lumber for the frame and 1×4 lumber for the middle supports. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock the components together tightly. Make sure the corners are square and add glue to the joints.
Next, you need to frame the frame for the lower shelf. Cut the components from 1×6 lumber at the right dimensions. Align the edges, drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock them together tightly. Make sure the corners are square.
Next, fit the 1×4 supports to the frame, 3/4″ under the top surface. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and lock them to the frame using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are square.
Fit the 3/4″ plywood shelf to the lower frame. Drill pilot holes through the panel and insert 1 1/4″ nails into the supports.
Build the legs for the workbench from 1×4 lumber. In addition, you need to adjust the width of a leg at 2 3/4″. Glue the legs together and insert finishing nails to lock the together tightly.
Fit the corner legs to the frames, as shown in the diagram. Use a spirit level to plumb the legs and to make sure the frames are horizontal. In addition, make sure the corners are square.
Fit 1×4 trims to the sides of the outfeed table to enhance the rigidity of the structure.
Use 3/4″ plywood for the tabletop. Align the edges with attention and lock it into place with 1 1/4″ finishing nails.
Fit 1×2 trims to the sides of the outfeed table. Use 1 1/4″ screws to lock the trims into place tightly.
Fit 1×3 trims to the tabletop. Cut both ends of the trims at 45 degrees. Fit the trims to the tabletop using 1 1/4″ nails or screws.
Use a router to make grooves to the tabletop. The 3/4″ wide and 1/2″ deep grooves should be made after you take accurate measurements.
Attach leg levelers to the bottom of the table, as shown in the diagram. In this manner, you can make adjust the height of the table to match the height of your table saw. In addition, the levelers are ideal if the floor surface is unlevel.
The table seen from one side has a rustic look.
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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