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Old 09-28-2021, 09:50 PM
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I only have a single car garage (19' x 15').

What would be a good size of table for construction.....12' x 3'??
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Old 09-29-2021, 04:08 AM
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I found two smaller tables and a sawhorse to be a good way to go. Having one very flat 3' X 6' to 8' long to do most of your work on and then a smaller table to keep your band saw, drill press, vice, etc on. I found the table long enough to set the entire tail cone on with a portion of it hanging over and being supported by the sawhorse.
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Old 09-29-2021, 06:31 AM
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Flexibility in shop layout will be key to building a RV in a single car garage. Two smaller workbenches will give you more options. 36" wide is too wide. 30" inch max. I have 2 EAA style benches with 30" wide solid core doors as tops and they work well. Rarely have I wished they were wider. You should even consider 24" wide tops. Less waste from a 4x8 sheet of plywood and very close to the dimensions of a standard kitchen counter.

My recommendation is 2 benches 24"x6'. You could configure it as a 4'x6' table or a 2'x12' table, or two separate tables.
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Old 09-29-2021, 09:47 AM
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And leave a 2" lip around the outside for clamping.
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Old 09-29-2021, 09:53 AM
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I found two smaller tables and a sawhorse to be a good way to go. Having one very flat 3' X 6' to 8' long to do most of your work on and then a smaller table to keep your band saw, drill press, vice, etc on. I found the table long enough to set the entire tail cone on with a portion of it hanging over and being supported by the sawhorse.
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Old 09-29-2021, 09:54 AM
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Old 09-29-2021, 10:59 AM
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My tables are on industrial lockable castors so they get moved where they are needed, when needed. Iíve dismantled them when not needed. Bigger is better, mine are usually 4x8í but I have a hangar to play in.
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A little off topic but I keep a couple of folding tables tucked away. Once in awhile, I might need a bit of extra table space for a work session.
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Old 09-29-2021, 01:28 PM
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I only have a single car garage (19' x 15').

What would be a good size of table for construction.....12' x 3'??
I have a small garage too. I built 4 small tables, 2' x 4' each, with rolling wheels so they can be arranged easily in the small shop as I moved the planes around. When I need a longer table, I jointed the two smaller tables to make them into 8' combined. Another advantage is I could move the smaller table directly to the plane when needed
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Old 09-29-2021, 01:50 PM
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Lot's of good advice here. I would say, it the space is small, keep the tables small, 24" width, length as desired. Make them all the same height so they can be used together or separately. I put latches on mine to tie them together if necessary. And make sure they are on casters. The best cheap caster option I have found is the $10 furniture dollies at harbor Freight. Buy one, take off the casters and use them, throw away the rest of the dolly. Cheap and highly functional set of 4 casters.

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