Is this a bad idea?
Ok So my extension table was damaged in shipping and Grizzly said February for a replacement.
My first goal was to build a work bench, but I'm waiting for some books to arrive. I don't want to stand back and wish I'd done it differently. That brings me to this post...
I decided to build an extension table for the new saw. The idea I had was to use construction grade materials and build it in a work bench style. So, I bought 4x4 Doug fir for the leg(s) and 2x3 KD Doug fir studs for the top. Doug fir is all that is sold around here by the borgs. the 2x3 studs I will place on edge and face glue them together to make a 27" wide table.
The idea was to build it with one foot/leg set on the end and then attach it to the rails as the original item was designed to be.
The question is, with it bolted to the rails, will expansion and contraction cause me problems? I don't know if you can see in the photos, but it looks as though "most" of the movement will be up and down but some will occur side to side. Look at the grain and see what you think.
I could always just build it with two feet and leg sets as a stand alone unit, but then I would lose some storage space underneath.
To thank you all for taking the time to read this... I included a little tool porn at the end. Cheers!
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