I made some progress last night….I finished installing the cabinets that are the base for my CMS and my drill press. I also finished installing the countertop, which is a solid core door with a 1/4” hardboard top for a total thickness of 2”. The edges are wrapped in cherry. I thought about leaving out the hardboard, but I want to make sure that I can easily replace the top when it’s damaged or worn. On that same train of thought, I screwed on the edge banding as opposed to gluing. The top is finished with two coats of shellac.
When I went to attach the CMS, I had trouble getting it perfectly level with the infeed/outfeed tables. I just barely missed on the measurement of the brace. I ended up using some playing cards to shim it up a few sixteenths of an inch. Now it’s perfectly level and I’ve got about 10’ to the left (with roller stands) and about 3’ to the right of the saw…...oh glorious workpiece support.
One thing I didn’t think of until I installed the CMS and drill press is how to handle the long power cords. I’ve got a 4’ power strip that I want to install on the wall, but I’ll still have cords dangling everywhere. Does anyone have a good solution to dealing with power cords on a bench top? I also would love some advice for a back splash.
I still need to nail on some trim, add toe-kick drawers, and trim out the CMS platform. After that I’ll continue the french cleat on the wall and hang wall cabinets.
Thanks for looking.
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