|Project by Mark Gipson||posted 07-13-2009 02:34 AM||2637 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
I recently completed my first cabinet for my workshop. My small shop had no enclosed storage space and I had nowhere to put my newly purchased small jointer / planer. The design is basically a small kitchen cabinet on wheels. I built this to get some practise at cabinet building before starting on a couple of cabinets for my empty kitchen.
It is very sturdy in use and rolls in and out of my shop very easily. The wheels also serve the dual purpose of keeping the cabinet off the floor and out of the water when my shop floods, currently about twice a month as it’s the rainy season here.
Construction is 3/4 inch plywood for the carcase and rubber wood for the face frame and top. I learnt a lot from my mistakes on this project. I relied too much on my plans for dimensions and the door only just covers the opening. The fixed shelf is far too close to the top of the cabinet, fixing the jointer and the top was very difficult due to the limited access.
I am currently working on a LJ inspired sandpaper holder to fit on the top shelf.