|Project by Todd510||posted 08-26-2014 09:50 PM||4093 views||16 times favorited||8 comments|
I got a lot of ideas for this cabinet from projects posted on this site, so I figured I’d throw mine in the mix in case it helps anyone else. This was my first woodworking project and as such it took a good 3-4 weekends. I built the whole thing with the router table itself and a cheap ryobi circular saw, which I think added a lot of time to the project. Shortly after finishing I ran out and bought a table saw :)
The carcass is white oak plywood. The drawer fronts and face frame are red oak (without a planer I found myself a bit limited to the S4S stuff you can buy at the big box). Runners for the drawer slides are attached to the face frame and the plywood back. The power switch is the jessem switch flipped upside down. The door to the router enclosure is held on with magnets and a little stop dowel to keep it from sliding down. I don’t have a dust collection system yet, aside from a shop vac to hook up to the fence. So, there’s no dust collection in the box for now. The box has about 6 coats of wipe on poly and a few coats of bowling alley wax, so the dust that does accumulate in there sucks right out very easily. So far it hasn’t been an issue.
I’m really happy with how it turned out and am looking forward to the next project, this one was a lot of fun.