Multi-Function Table

This Section Last Updated: 1-26-2007

I've been a fan of the Festool MFT system for quite a while, but I never thought that the tables that Festool sells would ever be sturdy or beefy enough to really function like a heavy duty workbench. I decided to build my own.

One problem that I ran into, is that most of the jigs and fixtures that make the system so versatile require them to be mounted and locked in place from underneath. My solution was to build a torsion box. You can't see in the pictures, but there are holes cut into the bottom of the box for hand access. So the table is dead-flat, and yet still accessible from the bottom for the jigs.

I put a sheet of 1/4" masonite on the top. It is replaceable, as it will inevitably get cut during operation.

This shows inside the storage compartments. The compartment on the left goes through the entire cabinet and holds the vacuum. The middle and right sides are for tool storage. There are identical compartments on the opposite side of the table. One thing that I have yet to do is wire the table. I would like an outlet to be inside the compartment that houses the vacuum, and another outlet on the side of the table for tools.
I will also build a rack on the left side for holding rolls of wax paper and butcher paper.

Drawers for tool storage.

The MFT being used as a panel/crosscut saw. A longer guide can be attached along the other axis of the table, allowing cuts of 6 feet and greater.

The MFT being used as a router fixture.

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Multi-Function Table
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