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Welding Table
Basic Description Here is a straightforward plan to make a steel table perfect for welding or other metalworking needs. It is very sturdy and the undershelf can hold your welder, supplies, and any shielding gas that you may need. In the review section of the plan, we also show how you can add a couple of wheels to make this a mobile welding station.
Materials Square tubing, sheet metal, expanded metal, adjustable feet. A complete material list is provided below.
Tools Metal bandsaw or cutoff saw, hand grinder, clamps, metal-cutting tools. A complete tool list is provided below.
Cost The plan itself is free! Estimated cost of materials: $45
Time 5 hours
Prints Although the project plan is displayed below, we have provided a layout of the welding table frame to aid in construction.
Difficulty Moderate
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Similar Projects For a wooden workbench, refer to our mobile workstand plan.

the project plan begins here

step:     1          

The first step involves acquiring the necessary materials and proper tools. It is best to get everything prepared before commencing because you are free to progress without unnecessary interruptions.
completed welding table

Material List

Item Qty. Description
#1 - Square steel tubing. We used about 50' (15m) of 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" (30 x 30cm) by 1/16" (1.5mm) thick steel tubing. All of our material was from a scrap bin at a local metal supplier.
#2 - Steel sheet for worktop. We found a scrap piece of 12 gauge steel (2.5mm) but a thinner sheet would also be suitable. You can make the table any size you like; our top is 29" x 48" (75 x 125cm).
#3 - Expanded metal for undershelf. You can also use sheet metal for the shelf, but expanded metal allows dirt and chips to fall through. For the table we made, we needed a piece 27" x 27" with a small notch cut out in one corner; see the plan below for details.
#4 4 Adjustable feet for the bottom of each leg. Industrial supply shops carry inserts for steel tubing. You can just tap these in for a nice fit.

Tool List

metal bandsaw, cutoff saw or plasma cutter
portable hand grinder
clamps. we used a set of 6 magnetic clamps almost exclusively, but c-clamps will also suffice.

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