Drill Press Cabinet

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Project by SgtVrooman posted 03-07-2009 11:19 PM 3472 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Home Depot was discontinuing 2×8x14 boards and they were on sale for $1 each so I bought what was left and dressed them up to board sized I needed. I figured this would be a cheap way to make some sturdy cabinets for my tools. I still need to stain/clear coat it and add drawers for drill bits and accessories but this is the meat and potatoes so far.

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#1 posted 03-07-2009 11:32 PM

Very cool and obviously well built!

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#2 posted 03-07-2009 11:33 PM

That was a great buy. I have started using a lot of construction grade lumber for my shop cabinets. I get a really strong cabinet, and it costs less than using oak or some other furniture wood. Great, sturdy cabinet, and cheap wood. You cannot beat that.

Looks like the cat like it too.

Keep up the great work and keep showing it off.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#3 posted 03-07-2009 11:33 PM

I didn’t realize that drill press’s came in black and white colours! It could be a nice home if you put in a few windows and a cat-door….LOL
Nice unit!

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#4 posted 03-08-2009 12:06 AM

Nice cabinet. I’ve got to build quite a few, some that double as bases for tools because I’ve got bench tools sitting on the floor and a lot of clutter on some shelves. Hopefully I can find a good deal on some wood too.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#5 posted 03-08-2009 12:23 AM

I just want to know how you got the cat to stand in there.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 03-09-2009 02:12 PM

I have a cat accessory in my shop that looks just like that one.

Seriously, that cabinet is a big step up from what I usually build for shop cabinets. It should last a long while and it looks good to boot!

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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#7 posted 01-19-2010 11:14 AM

Great! My shop cabinets are generally made from CDX plywood, but you got a great buy from HD. My cat has to stay out-makes me sneeze. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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