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Building a Welding Table
Building a Welding Table
Most shops have a work bench, or table, or some sort of work surface so you won't have to do everything on the floor.
Published by BadDog
02-09-2006
Building a Welding Table

Most shops have a work bench, or table, or some sort of work surface so you won't have to do everything on the floor. But cost of materials and requirements usually dictate that these are made of wood. Once you start welding, if you don't already know, you figure out really quick that wood is not the ideal surface to be working on. So, now you need to figure out how you will use the table, what you have room for, what you can afford, and then maybe do a reality check to figure out what you really need. The result can range anywhere from a piece of steel plate/sheet on top of your existing table or bench, all the way up to a full on steel layout table with Blanchard ground "true flat" top and fixture mounting system. Hopefully this article will help you with making those decisions.

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By KeithXtreme on 02-12-2006, 05:35 PM
Everyone be sure post up your own picks of your welding tables, I am sure people are interested in seeing what we use...
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By liketofab on 03-12-2006, 07:00 PM
Table pics

Here is a couple of pictures of my table, not done yet.
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By Sand Bag on 04-27-2008, 05:42 PM
Old thread, but here's mine. It is approx 4'x6':

Frame of table. Made from 2x2, .120 wall:


Braced shelf underneath worksurface for storing steel, tools, etc:


And w/ the top on. Made from 3/16" plate. There are 2x2 ribs underneath every 2', so I'm not too worried about it bowing:
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By wyattboche on 07-06-2008, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Sand Bag View Post
Old thread, but here's mine. It is approx 4'x6':

Frame of table. Made from 2x2, .120 wall:


Braced shelf underneath worksurface for storing steel, tools, etc:


And w/ the top on. Made from 3/16" plate. There are 2x2 ribs underneath every 2', so I'm not too worried about it bowing:
Whats the height?
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By billg on 02-02-2009, 01:11 AM
thanks for the ideas!!
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