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12-06-2011, 10:49 PM
I'm thinking about building a cleaning table/station and not sure what to make the top with. It will be outdoors so whatever I use needs to hold up to the weather and sun. I thought about using treated plywood but thought there may be some better options out there. I am planning on plumbing in a stainless sink aswell. Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated. Thanks, Daniel

12-06-2011, 11:03 PM
A buddy gave me a section of corian countertop about 2ft square, I have it mounted on a piece of plywood that I place on my tailgate of my truck. Works for me.....,maybe you can can check at cabinet/countertop people to see if they have scraps to get rid of.

12-06-2011, 11:12 PM
My whole workbench top is made from a 1/2 thick piece of pvc sign board, available through an outdoor advertiser such as a sign company. It makes a good cutting board and a nice work surface, and it cleans up easily.

12-06-2011, 11:29 PM
I used pressured treated 1x4 for top and painted it. Has lasted for 15 years so far, sets out in weather year round.

12-07-2011, 01:42 AM
I use one of those white plastic picnic tables from walmart. you could cut out one side to put the sink in. I wish I could put a sink in mine. although i have thought of doing just that but as a simple water hook up, just run everything to a fitting for the waterhose. that way i can still move it around and wont worry about freezing in winter. course i also gotta find a sink...

Crappie 1
12-07-2011, 06:51 AM
I use an old ironing board with a piece of plywood on top...

12-07-2011, 06:59 AM
The wife wanted a potting bench for her plants. So I found a sink that someone was throwing away. Ran the water supply under ground to the hose bib. She has a potting bench and I have a fish cleaning table. Got a 8" by 3' plexiglass I set on top.


yankee doodler
12-07-2011, 07:01 AM
You could use marine grade plywood and cover it with nylon, delrin, or plexiglass sheeting, but I guess there might be less expensive alternatives...like an old ironing board. :o

12-07-2011, 08:09 AM
Iv got a couple. First is an old porcaline table top i used for ever. then I got
Pro-Fillet Cleaning System | Bass Pro Shops (http://www.basspro.com/ProFillet-Cleaning-System/product/15933/95896)
built a little stand and iv cleaned hundreds of fish on it. Mine is 12 years old and holding up just fine. Its a great product and east to transport if you need and easy to store.
API makes a plastic table with a sink that looks good also.
If you are gonna leave it outside its gonna need some upkeep.

12-07-2011, 08:18 AM
I had a sink but never used it so I gave it away. Since I fillet everyhing I didnt need it. Being as Elberton is called "the granite capital of the world" you can guess what my table is made of...

12-07-2011, 08:25 AM
I have an old WalMart folding plastic table that I am thinking of tranfering the top to a set of wooden legs. drop in a sink and plug a hose to it... the reason I prefer to use plastic is that my filet knif tends to dig into wood when I am working with it... I like to bend the blade while skining the fish.. pluse its much easier to clean up than wood.

12-07-2011, 08:46 AM
Thanks for the ideas guys. I saw one of those plastic tables in Lowes and thought it would make a good surface.

12-07-2011, 08:55 AM
This is what Scott and I both have, it can be moved around to stay in the sun in winter and the shade in summer plus easy to store and take on fishing trips, etc. I would advise getting one with 4 legs over the bar as they are more stable.

12-07-2011, 09:06 AM
Here's mine I got it here. Filet-A-Fish Table (http://www.fishcleaningtable.com/) A little high on price but I've had about 3 years now still looks new.


12-07-2011, 09:06 AM
Being as Elberton is called "the granite capital of the world" you can guess what my table is made of...

UMMMM Iv got to guess................ Cheese Cake!

12-07-2011, 12:39 PM
Here's mine. Hose hooks right up to the table and drains back into the sink. Works well!

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af296/dkb23/Jig Making/FishCleaningStation003.jpg
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af296/dkb23/Jig Making/FishCleaningStation007.jpg

12-07-2011, 12:47 PM
Now that is nice.

12-07-2011, 12:54 PM
Thats a slick setup Darron.

12-07-2011, 03:55 PM
Here's mine, I built it on the side of my shop. 1' X 3' marine grade plywood and back splash covered with self adhesive tile.
Sink sprayer and a plastic container that slides out for the carcases. Works good and cleans up easy and the best part it was cheap.