Tablesaw extension table

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Travis Porter

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I am going to make a new extension table for my tablesaw. The one I have on it is 15 years old. It is a piece of melamine, isn't quite long enough, and is pretty much worn out. For the new one, I am going to put formica on it, but I plan on going cheap and using what I have. Question is, would you put black or a lighter color like an off white? I have both, and am not sure which would be better or if it even matters.
 

Monty

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I would choose a lighter color for worksurfaces whenever I could, just to keep the shop as bright as possible.
 

Splinter

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Dolan Brown
I second what Monty said. Plus if you like to give the impression that you keep a clean shop, the black will show dust more than the lighter material.:lol:
 

DaveO

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I'd vote for Peach if you got it :lol: :lol: :lol:

But off-white wouldn't look so silly :-D


Dave:)
 

Travis Porter

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Actually, I do have some peach and some pink left over from when I helped a guy do some bathroom vanities. I would think not.

I wondered about the black making it look dirtier. Off white it is.
 
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I would generally agree with others that white is best, but off-white to beige would work well, too. The key reason, I believe is that you can see anything foreign that is on the table; such items would be harder to see with a darker color. I have a tempered hardboard surface on my outfeed table and it is tolerable, too, but a piece of wood on it "blends" in more than if it was white. My extension table is white.

Rob
 

junquecol

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White would be my first choice. But with the NC State Surplus Agency selling complete desks for about $5.00, somehow, walnut wouldn't look that bad. Most tops are 30" X 60" X 1 1/8" thick. How can one even think about building a top for this price? Now I do have some green or red laminate in my inventory. Remember to check Lowes/ HD for damaged sheets at reduced prices.
 

Dusty Sawyer

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David
Just to be a wise-cracker I'd say that a bright chartruse green would be nice. The British have a knack for creating the most unnatural shades of green, ask them. Or you could keep it closer to home and go with a Buick Electra Metalic Purple. That would REALLY brighten up the shop.

However, to be serious, I like to mark on my tables whenever the need arises. I'd vote for white.
 

Sully

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jay
Actually, I'd vote for an off-white. Not a dark, but definitely not pure white. I think it is a little too bright, but then again I have sensitive eyeballs.

How 'bout with some racing stripes?
 

DavidF

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Just to be a wise-cracker I'd say that a bright chartruse green would be nice. The British have a knack for creating the most unnatural shades of green, ask them. Or you could keep it closer to home and go with a Buick Electra Metalic Purple. That would REALLY brighten up the shop.

However, to be serious, I like to mark on my tables whenever the need arises. I'd vote for white.

Oy! What are you trying to say??:lol: How about "British Racing Green"? Most people only see that from the back though:lol:
 

Travis Porter

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Now, I did just paint my solid core door I use as a bench a fine Hunter Green. I had a gallon of porch floor paint that was waiting to be used, and I figured, why not. It should be a superb color to sit on and have a cup of tea.
 
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