Table Saw Storage Cabinet

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Project by FlWoodRat posted 08-21-2009 03:52 PM 7233 views 8 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a spot to store hand tools, measuring equipment, spare blades, my stacked dado, etc close to my Table Saw. Having some scrap 1” cherry plywood that was given to me and some hard maple, I decided to build and UNDER Table storage cabinet for my TS. It has four drawers, each with full extension slides. So far Ive had no problems filling it.

I posted details of the build on the web site. If you follow this link you can check it out.

Have a safe and productive day in your shop.


-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#1 posted 08-21-2009 04:24 PM

Nice idea. I will be building something similar to fit under the extension table on mine. I was curious as to how it is mounted?

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#2 posted 08-21-2009 04:47 PM

Bruce, this is a great addition to your saw. Making effective use the of “dead” space underneath the extension table is an excellent idea. I have been meaning to do something like this with my saw as well. This post certainly is an inspiration to get started (after I complete some of the pieces that my wife has “commissioned”, of course).

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 08-21-2009 04:47 PM


I built the box with a solid construction grade plywood top that is glued and screwed to the cabinet side panels. Then, I marked off and predrilled holes in the top. Through them I screwed to box to the underframe of the side table. Of course, I had to do that before I installed the drawers. FYI, the case does not have a bottom.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#4 posted 08-21-2009 05:00 PM


Thanks for the kind words. One question…. How big is the commision wifey pays? I’m always looking at ways to supplement our income. I have a difficult time getting mine to pay me at all. She expects it to be done for free! LOL. Have a great day.


-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#5 posted 08-21-2009 05:01 PM

Excellent idea and very well done. It looks great and solidly built. Again, great job! Nice TS too BTW!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#6 posted 08-21-2009 05:19 PM

Another project for my to do list. Great job.

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#7 posted 08-21-2009 05:29 PM

Great storage idea!

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

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#8 posted 08-21-2009 10:25 PM

What a great way to use wasted space. Keeps things off of the benches…..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#9 posted 08-22-2009 04:08 AM

Hey Rat
Super storage well done

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#10 posted 08-22-2009 04:12 AM

I was thinking today that I needed to do something like that. Very nice and it gave me a lot to think about.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#11 posted 08-22-2009 04:46 AM

I want to do something similar under my saw. Thanks for the inspiration.

God Bless

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#12 posted 08-22-2009 06:26 PM

Good use of wasted space.

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#13 posted 12-11-2009 09:55 PM

Greetings Rat: I did my UniSaw the same way awhile back. I had built a single drawer for my Craftsman saw, and took the drawer out to mount under my Uni. It’s only a single, cause I have my cut-off bin under there too. I like the idea of four drawers,also. But the scrap bin is sure handy there. Just cut and throw !!! lol.

-- " I don't makes my coffee spill...."

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