|Project by drewpy||posted 12-13-2015 04:12 PM||1034 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
I needed a cart for my benchtop band saw and this is what I came up with. I was wanting just one drawer and a taller bottom area to stores spare blades and what not.
Construction – Mortise and tenon construction with a groove for the panels. Hard maple for the drawer runners. The drawer back is set in a dado and the front used a locking rabbet joint (I think that’s what it is called).
Material – The legs are 1.75×1.75 poplar, remaining base and door and drawer fronts ¾ poplar, ¼ sande ply (from big box store) for the panels, ½ ply for the drawer, and ¾ ply for the top. About 50% of the material I had sitting around.
Finish – I added to little color to the panels and top then 2 coats of shellac were applied and I called it a day.
Three tenons ended up loose so I added shims/thin stock to them to make a tight fit. Pictures 3 and 4 show my simple process of cutting off the cheeks and the added shims. Casters were hidden underneath and I added a bevel to the back top part of the drawer to give your fingers something to grab (pic 5). The door hinges are self-closing because they were only $2 more.
I did a few very simple 2D SketchUp models for dimensions. I found it handy to have them printed out for reference and I am trying to become more familiar with SketchUp.
Thanks for taking a look.
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