I was just sick of my old work table with folding legs. I decided it was time to change. I was also probably looking for a reason for not working on the tanks
I was about to create my own design when I found out about the EAA 1000 tables. They looked sturdy and easy enough to build.
A small trip to "Home Depot Aircraft supply" to pick up lumber, carpenter glue and screws. After a couple of hours, this came out of the shop :
There not made of shiny aluminum but I think they look nice!
The sanded plywood was not good enough for my taste, I went with a 3/4" maple veneer plywood
. I used left over from the wing crate (pine board) to create the moulding using a router.
Used a nice gel stain for the finish of the top plywood. I'll add sealer tomorrow to make it more resistant! I'll also need to level them. They are straight but my garage's floor isn't.
Total cost of the project : $130 (Canadian dollars) ~$120 US This includes lumber, screws (almost 300), glue, stain and taxes (around 13% around here).
Total time to build : 4-5h. I had the help of one of my buddy who works as a carpenter. Having the right tools and the knowledge helped a lot!