Introduction: Build a Beefy Work Table for Under $50

This is a very simple project to build a solid work table for your wood working and other projects.

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AmosLightnin (author)2015-12-22

Your 4x4s look pressure treated. So it wouldn't be a good idea to keep this indoors - pressure treated lumber is toxic and needs to be kept outside.

kabira (author)AmosLightnin2015-12-22

I think it is definitely a bad idea to burn the PT wood indoors, or outdoors for that matter. However, for usage, or storing, there is no issue:

http://www.prowoodlumber.com/en/Blog/2010/March/Is-pressure-treated-wood-safe-for-indoor-use.aspx

AmosLightnin (author)kabira2015-12-22

I hope you are right - but I'm not sure I believe that reference (it's a pressure treated wood manufacturer, right? And the page cites no scientific studies?). I haven't found any clear evidence either way, after spending a little time fishing around for links to 3rd parties who've evaluated the risk. So it's probably fine - I hope. I think the EPA made them phase out the use of Arsenic a while back.

explosivemaker (author)2013-10-09

I would have painted the bottom half.

kabira (author)explosivemaker2013-10-10

I will do so. Suggest a good color.

explosivemaker (author)kabira2013-10-13

It would depend on where you're going to put it or whatever leftover paint you have. I'd go with an off white or a light blue.

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