How to Make an Outfeed Table Out of Plywood

Detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to make a tablesaw outfeed table. Contains two large cabinet doors and wide drawer for maximum use of space for storage. The height of the table is adjustable with leveling feet hardware to accommodate your specific tablesaw height. The width is also easily customizable by measuring the width of your tablesaw and cutting the top to that size which makes these plans ideal for just about any situation. Plans contain an 18 page PDF with photos, illustrations and exact measurements.

Supplies Needed


tablesaw outfeed table

Step 1: Cut All Pieces to Width and Length

I'm using two sheets of 3/4" baltic birch plywood. I begin by cutting all my pieces to width and length.


tablesaw outfeed table

Step 2: Create Legs

The legs use a simple "L" construction with some glue and screws.


tablesaw outfeed table

Step 3: End Assemblies

Then a board attached between a pair creates the end assemblies.


tablesaw outfeed table

Step 4: Add Stretchers

Here I have my table upside down and I'll add two stretchers to the top and two towards the bottom.


tablesaw outfeed table

Step 5: Face Frame

On the front I'll cut-to-fit and glue a face to add to the top and bottom stretchers. This will flush up the face frame and add a bit of strength to prevent racking.


tablesaw outfeed table

Step 6: Drawer Assembly

Next up I'll cut a shoulder and add grooves for the drawer assembly.


tablesaw outfeed table

Step 7: Reinforce Drawer

I'll use dowels to reinforce the corners.


tablesaw outfeed table

Step 8: Installing Drawer Slides

On the insides I'll use some scrap pine to add a place to attach the drawer slides. Now I'll screw in the full extension drawer slides and add the front face of the drawer.


tablesaw outfeed table

Step 9: Door Dividers

Here I'm installing dividers to add some separation to the doors and drawer.


tablesaw outfeed table

Step 10: Installing Frameless Inset Hinges

For the type of hinges I'm using I need to build out the sides. You may not need this if you purchase hinges that wrap around. I'll use some shims to ensure an even gap all the way around and screw in the hinges from the back.


tablesaw outfeed table

Step 11: Cleats to Hold Top

I'll add some cleats to allow for a place to fasten down the top with some screws.


tablesaw outfeed table

Step 12: Adjustable Leveling Feet

This outfeed table is fully customize by cutting the top to the width of your tablesaw and the adjustable feet allow you to set the height that works best for you.


tablesaw outfeed table

Step 13: Route Miter Slot Grooves

I'm routing grooves in the top to allow room for tablesaw accessories like a crosscut sled.


tablesaw outfeed table

Step 14: Finishing

And all that's left is to add a couple coats of shellac to add some protection.


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