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Old 06-20-2015, 09:57 PM
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Not much of a thread, just wanted to post this.
I wanted to build a storage drawer, but decided this would be cheap/free and a little lighter.
It was built with junk I had laying around the garage.
Scrap plywood, metal brackets, an old piano style hinge, a handful of wood screws, and an old can of min wax red mahogany.
4 walls, 1 bottom, and 2 tops.
One top is hinged to swing out like a mini work bench, supported by a telescoping car wash handle that I had previously broken the mop off of.
One side 3/4 in taller so the lid sits flush with the table when it's extended.
The screws were a little too long so I trimmed the point and ground it flush with the trusty dremel.
Hit it with some 80 grit, 1 coat of stain, easy breezy.
If I can find a piece of scrap alum sheet I'm gonna attach it to the tables "working surface". Maybe I can put a little camping burner on there.
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Assembled





Inside, table prop fits in the box





Fold out





Opens with backseat up or down








Still need to bolt it down
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Old 06-20-2015, 10:11 PM
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Hell yeah. Looks like a good days work
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It's not pretty lol, but it works. I was gonna put more stain on it, but don't want it to get darker
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It must smell like a cigar lounge in there. Awesome.
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That's a neat little piece you made! I like the flip out work space.
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It must smell like a cigar lounge in there. Awesome.
Lol, most of the time it reeks of campfire, so it's a welcome change
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That's a neat little piece you made! I like the flip out work space.
Thanks!
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I like that. Simple and effective.
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I like that. Simple and effective.
Thanks, there's always room for improvement.
My cheep is my daily, so simple yet effective is the goal!
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