Hi Mike. I'm using a track saw to do the breakdown, and find I need to clamp it down to really trust it. I've used the truck bed in the past, but it's too high for me to safely and comfortably make cuts with the track saw (which I love).
The car lives in half the garage, which floor is the location for laying out the insulation sheet and then cutting the flat goods. So the table is there to support the insulation, keep the goods flat and be at a convenient (pain free) height.
By making the table with folding or easy to use supports, I can just move it into a storage spot, out of the way after pulling the car out. I just can't tolerate sore knees and stretching like mad to reach across the truck bed while standing on a short ladder. I'm getting old (75 in a few weeks), and this might help me get out there more often. Just now, I need to make my wife a large night stand or small dresser, but the thought of kneeling on that cold concrete floor has stopped me, well, cold. I think this table will solve that.
At any rate, i'm fishing for any improvements you can see would make it more workable. For example, could I get away with 2.5 or even 2 inch trusses (lighter)? I'd like to use 1/4 inch ply for the skin (lighter), do you think It will be stiff enough? Or does it really have to be that stiff? Or should I just add more trussing?
What do you think. 25-30 lbs would be my max weight. I'll cut a couple of hand grips on the side so I can lift it easily for moving. Most of my ply is 5x5, but the overhang will make it easier to clamp the track in place. That's my reasoning so far, but Forum members are so sharp I'd be a fool not to ask for feedback.
The more I do, the less I accomplish.
Last edited by DesertRatTom; 01-18-2018 at 11:06 PM.