This welding table will be rather straight forward, following my Triple Stack Welding Cart the next thing to build is the welding table for my new metalworking area of my shop.
It is all tacked together and ready for some welding.
It is upside down in the picture, you can see I set a caster on the bottom of one leg on the left side. The casters are 10cm tall and with the 9mm thick plate that I'll weld to the bottom of the leg along with a foot that will go down to lift the casters off the ground, the bottom rail of the table with a platform on it should be about the right height to be a good footrest while seated on a stool and welding on the table.
The five square tubes will be what support the table top, and I'll be able to insert fixtures into the open tubes, things like my vice, or my my roller. I was not sure which would work best, right, left or center, so I decided to put in five possible locations for fixtures to be inserted.
The top will be 6mm thick, that is the thickest plate I could find, as it is I had to buy a larger piece than I needed, and the home center I bought it from could not cut it. I bought the larger piece and then I bought the plasma torch to cut it to size. The piece if have is about 180cm by 90cm (3'x6'), I'm going to make the table top 135cm x 65cm (53"x25.5") that is about the largest table I could fit in there and still have the ability to move it around when I need to.
Lots of welding to do on this yet, and then I have to figure a way to attach the top to the table, I don't really want to weld it, I'm thinking something like bolts might be better?
Any idea on that front would be welcome!
I'm also toying with the idea of buying a second piece of plate and doubling up the two pieces to make a 12mm thick top, I read on this thread > HERE < on Welding Web, that is may not be such a crazy idea. I would think that for longevity a doubled up 6mm thick plate would last longer than just a single 6mm plate. That being said, the table top will have lots of support, so maybe I'm going overkill here?