I'm about to build mine at 4 x 12. Mine will differ from most in that the legs will actually fit into slots on the bottom of the table surface supports. After watching videos of fuselage assembly, I have realized how advantageous a shorter table can be at times. It pretty much eliminates the need for ladders when working on the top of the fuselage. By just having slots I can insert different length legs to get the table height I want. The slots and legs will all have predrilled holes for mounting, and the legs will also have predrilled holes for the diagonal braces the table will have.
My 2 cents.About 4 yrs ago I saw a design in kit planes for a 16'x2' table on wheels, and my dad and I built in a weekend. It is awesome. I paint the top every yr or 2 white satin, and can store wood blocks underneath the table. If anyone is interested I can take a pic and post. It is 99.9% flat and true. I just completed a new 19x39 workshop and can completely turn it around in abt 30 seconds!! Let me know if anyone is interested! Dave
I started with an 8 foot table and expanded to 12 foot as my project progressed. I made the mistake of making the table 36 inches high which worked well for most of the small parts but is was to high for working on the wings. I am just starting on the fuselage and still have the 36" table and it is still a little to high. Adjustable legs would be great
Thanks for the note on your table. I built mine in March and I too built it at standard table height and that is a bit too high for my comfort. I'm short and with the use of 2x2 bar stock to keep clecos clear, it is just too much. The problem is that any shorter would also cause back trouble from bending for extended periods. I just live with it and use a stool if necessary. Because of the slope of my garage drains, I built an 8 ft. long step that I use on the sloping side of the table and can move back and forth without moving a stepstool.
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