I am starting to get the hang of SketchUp but something tells me that the pro version may be even better. Why spend that money on a computer program when I can get wordworking tools, right? Ok, so here is my first shot at designing a built in tablesaw and workbench. I made a stacked cabinet design because I know I can actually accomplish making a cabinet. I also would like to replace the drawers I currently have in my bench.
I can’t even imagine how heavy 12 2×4x51’s are going to be and I am not sure I want to know. I made the model using 3/4” plywood, but I have no clue if this is over kill or if I need to worry about collapse. Advice would be greatly appreciated, but I have seen a plan for this type of table, so I will consult that as well.
I know that it is probably not the greatest thing for the saw to be a part of the area where I prep, and glue and paint, but I am going to make a new insert for the saw and make a completely closed insert as well. I really don’t care that much about this saw and will have to make due with this until I find something awesome and cheap (gotta wedding to pay for).
So that being said, I am making due with the four 18” shelves in my current workbench. I think I am going to leave the pegboard (unless there is something better) and just push this bench up to that. I have two drawers in front and lots in back. The back would be inaccessible when it is pushed up to the wall. Not sure what I could store there other than supplies I would only need when doing a big project. I may add some more shelves below the other two and to the right of the dust collection area. I am thinking of getting an electrician friend to come help wire this thing up so that I will have power all around the shop when I am working.
The wheels I am looking at are: http://www.castersupply.com/NAV/gd_40.htm . I am hardly sold on them, but I do want something that will wheel around, be stable when stopped, and, as a bonus, level.
I guess I will mock up drawers on the side with the saw opposite. That may work better for the location. I really do not know anything about efficiency on this one. So let me know if you see a part of the design that could be fixed.
Thanks for the feedback!
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