My folding table has been very useful, indispensable in fact, but it was always inadequate. After all, how can a simple lightweight table usually used for parties, school desks, and suchlike, be good for working with wood? Well, not great I can assure you. Anyway, I decided to attempt an upgrade. The specifics of this upgrade are captioned below, but in short the table has both increased in its usefulness, and in its instability. The upgrade has made the table heavier, which is good, but the lightweight hollow steal legs remain unchanged, so while it is great for clamping wood to for planing and other tasks, it still wobbles and moves a lot.
A negative that arose is that in the absence of crossbars underneath the top the entire top has buckled a little as the glue was drying, I should’ve added bars temporarily until the glue dried to prevent this from happening. As a result I do not have a perfectly flat surface to work with.
It is definitely better to use, but also more tricky. It is both a success, and a failure!