Building a simple quick work table
I want to make a simple work surface to build my exterior door on. It will have to be 4x8 minimum size.
I currently have an old steel drafting table outside, the surface of which was a big piece of ply that has rotted so I tore it off today. I think I can put a new surface on that will do the trick, and the frame of the table is about 30x60. I can, I think figure out a way to put a surface on it but the question is, how to get something that is large, flat and level with the least amount of effort, expense and time.
I'm thinking I could build a simple frame from MDF 8 1x2x4s sandwiched between two sheets of 1/2 or 3/4 MDF that would give me something that could be made pretty much perfectly level and flat. I'd shim if necessary under the surface between it and the table frame.
I'm also wondering if I can just get away with a single sheet of MDF, no framing. the table is level and the steel frame is 30.5 x 59 inches, with sheet steel running all the way around the top. a single piece of MDF could just be screwed to it, but I'm a bit concerned that it might not be level enough.
Again, all advice and suggestions welcome...
Last edited by tucsonguy1; 08-13-2017 at 08:55 PM.