I make a steel welding table with a wooden base to sit on top of my outdoor welding storage cabinet. I finish the steel surface with a beeswax finish that will help with rust protection and will also allow for the ground needed to weld. Here’s the how-to video and project photos:
To make the steel top, I use the torch to cut the old angle iron legs from this piece of 1/4″ scrap steel. I then use the 6″ grinder and wire wheel to smooth and clean the surface.
Making the frame for the steel top to sit on using 2 X 4’s and 3″ deck screws.
Burn in the beeswax finish to prevent rust and to create a clean welding surface for working outside. The thin beeswsax will still allow for the ground needed to weld.
Here’s my old Lincoln stick welder that stays outside in the welding storage cabinet.
Welding on the new steel table…it’s nice to have the outdoor welding pad set up.