|Project by shopmania||posted 11-19-2009 03:32 AM||10878 views||41 times favorited||32 comments|
After seeing many examples on LJ’s, and since I bought my Kreg rail and stop measuring system months ago, I finally got around to building this work station. It is 3 separate cabinets, 2 36 w x 36h, and the other 4 1/2 in. lower to accommodate the miter saw so it is level with the other two. I tied the two tall cabinet together with another piece of 3/4 birch ply, so the top is seamless The cabinets aer all 3/4 birch, and the face frames and drawer fronts are solid 1 x oak, and the doors are 3/4 oak ply. The drawers are 1/2 ply. The cabinet are made with dadoed shelves and rabbeted top. Braces are put in with Kreg screws. I really like the measuring system, it is easy and very accurate, with the saw and fence both bolted/screwed down. This was my first time making full blown cabinets, and hanging cabinet doors. I decided to go simple with the doors, but I may make a rectangle pattern on the face with some molding to give it a raised panel look, and add some knobs. I put red oak veneer on the door edges.
Not sure how I want to finish it. Maybe a light stain, or maybe just some varnish or shellac. Sine it’s a work surface, any hints on what would be the most durable finish??
-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)