I needed a wing table for my table saw to catch the end of material especially when cross cutting panels. I didn't want to spend any money so I used a sheat of spruce sheathing that I had extra from another project, some maple strips I salvaged from a dumpster, and and old desk top I scrounged years ago.
Here are a few shots of this little side table. Check out my photo albums for a few more.
I used a wobble dado blade but I never have liked wobble blades. Someday I'll buy a stack dado.
Assembling the case.
Cutting the top from an old piece of desktop material I scrounged.
Milling the maple for the edging, out comes the thickness planer.
I glued and nailed the edging on. I hate filling and sanding nail holes, I should have just glued it on but wanted to get it done quicker.
I glued in thin strips of maple for drawer glides.
Assembling the drawers, nails for the sides and staples for the bottoms. I used 1/2" spruce sheathing for the sides and 3/8" for the bottoms.
The drawer fronts are spruce as well edged with maple. I trimmed the edging with a flush cut router and then sanded to a final flush finish.
I used a piece of walnut to make a couple of drawer pulls. I cut a deep cove for the finger pull then cut them to length.
The pulls just screw on from behind. I think they look ok.
I had to cut the feet to fit the sloped floor but it sits solid and flush with the table saw.
Time to urethane.
This is the water based urethane I used.
And here it is finished and in place next to the old Atlas.
And when I don't need it for a wing table I slide it against the wall next to my old router table.
This was a fun little shop project to help me get back into the tools. I kind of like the contrast of rough sheathing with the maple and the walnut pulls, at least that's my excuse for using what I had kicking around.
I want to build kitchen cabinets soon so between a little practice and a lot of reading in this forum I think I can do it.