Tablesaw Cabinet

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Project by Knightrider posted 05-14-2015 09:02 AM 4281 views 13 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was one of those projects that I had been kicking around for a while. It’s big, and kills off a lot of floor space… but it was totally worth it. My tablesaw is much handier to use, much more stable, and I really like having the extra work surface when needed.

The base is a torsion box built out of ¾ ply.

The carcass is ¾ ply with rails and stiles and corner molding that I cut from 2×6’s.

The top is laminated ¾ ply (my current obsession).

There’s a 20 amp 4 gang outlet on each side (this has been much more convenient than I thought it would be).
The Rip fence addition gives me additional clamping surface for feather boards, and creates a great storage spot to keep misc. stuff off the table. It’s friction fit over the original fence.

The dust collection area underneath is angled toward the port and lined with aluminum flashing to help the sawdust slide (should have taken pics of this during the build).

It took some work to get everything lined up correctly, but it’s pretty accurate and the top is reasonably flat. The saw is bolted into the top from the edges, so it can be removed if needed.
Thanks for looking

-- Chris Knight - West Michigan -

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#1 posted 05-14-2015 09:36 AM

Very impresive cabinet! So much space on top and lot of storage space in drawers.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 05-14-2015 12:46 PM

Excellent job on that cabinet, Chris. You sure can handle a 4×8 with ease on there. And, you have one heck of a work table for projects!!

Nice going….................Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 05-14-2015 01:00 PM

This is a wonderful setup for a small saw. Congratulations on such a nice job.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 05-14-2015 01:16 PM

Looks really good and functional, just one question, are you still able to make angle cuts? Looks like there isn’t enough clearance for the motor to rotate

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#5 posted 05-14-2015 01:22 PM

Nice looking cabinet for your saw with plenty of space.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#6 posted 05-14-2015 02:39 PM

Nice attention to detail. Grain matching ply drawer fronts, the use of 3/4” plywood for stability, the use of a torsion box.

Its all there with lots of storage and what appears to be casters, as well.

Nice job!

-- Brad, Texas,

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#7 posted 05-14-2015 03:15 PM

Thanks everybody!

Notw – yup, I can tilt the blade. I didn’t take it into account in design, so I had to route some material out

! Good question, I had forgotten about this issue!

Brad – yes sir, 6 casters underneath!

-- Chris Knight - West Michigan -

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#9 posted 05-14-2015 03:22 PM

Very nice – would love to make something like that for my shop.

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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#10 posted 05-14-2015 06:39 PM

That’s a real beauty! Nice work!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#11 posted 05-14-2015 06:42 PM

Very nice.

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with an axe.

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#12 posted 05-14-2015 08:13 PM

awesome, I may have to steal your rip fence addition idea, seems I am always knocking my pencil off the saw when cutting

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#13 posted 05-14-2015 09:43 PM

Sweet set up, great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 05-15-2015 02:43 AM

That is gorgeous!

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#15 posted 05-19-2015 12:53 AM

Looks good! Wondering if you or any others have input or advice on lamenting that plywood like that for a countertop. Can I run it through my planer on edge like that? Obviously it’ll dull the blades… But is it safe? Don’t wanna risk a blowout.

-- Mac

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