Several years ago I built an outfeed table with a replaceable 2×4 foot hardboard insert. Underneath the hardboard is 2-1/2″ pieces of plywood to add stability and strength. The table is framed out with poplar up with the bottom of the plywood and level with the hardwood. The hardboard can be removed to allow for glued up stock to be sanded or planed by locking it in the corner and using clamps and scraps to hold the piece in place. Dog holes can be drilled and wedges used to lock the piece in place. The hardboard can be used flipped when used when a clean flat surface is need and flipped when used as a finishing table. When needed the hardboard can be replaced. I have two in the shop which are easily moved and converted for where and what I need them for.
– Howard Hirsch
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