My first table. . .
I finally got some time yesterday to work on my table. It isn't anything special, with the exception of the top, it is all recycled wood from my house remodel.
Purpose of table will be to #1 be extremely packable, #2 be extremely simple, #3give me a great idea of what I will want when I actually build a permanent table.
Currently I'm working on my back veranda (live in Belize so weather isn't a problem) and have to set everything up and tear everything down and store in a little shed.
Top is the only thing I spent money on. It is 8 gauge Aluminum 16" x 30" with a 10" x 14" insert of the same 8 gauge. I'm fortunate that there is a Tin Smith shop near by and very cheap. I attached the top to an old kitchen cabinet door leaving a 3/4" lip for the insert to set on. I took my time cutting out the whole for the insert and used a grinder to have a nice smooth fit. I used a 3" whole saw (for metal doors) to cut the opening for the router, then marked and drilled the holes to attach the router.
The legs are old base board (3/4" x 6") boards. They slide into a 2x4 that I ripped in half at a 5 degree angle. This give the "A" frame type slant to the legs. I still need to work out how to attach the cross brace as it it a little wobbly without some sort of brace.
I'm simply going to clamp a board down for the fence at this point. I'm thinking of clamping a drywall square to a 2x4 and use a flush trim bit to get a straight edge for the fence.
Open to any comments, concerns, etc. Love the site and have learned a ton!