Planer Cabinet

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Project by clin posted 08-23-2016 11:36 PM 377 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently bought a Dewalt 735 planer and needed a rolling cabinet for it. At 90 lbs, the planer was just too hard and dangerous to move around.

Nothing fancy. Case is made from 3/4” Baltic birch plywood. Back is also 3/4” just because it avoided buying more plywood. Case is just a bit different in that the sides and back sit on top of the bottom. This exposed the edge of the bottom. Not a typical cabinet construction technique, but this way the weight just pushes down on the bottom and the joint is not in shear.

Joints are pocket screws and glue. Face frame is also 3/4” Baltic birch plywood held on with pocket screws and glue.

Drawers boxes are 1/2” Baltic birch plywood. Butt joints with pocket screws and 1/2” bottom is glued and nailed flat on the bottom, not fit into a dado or similar slot, a la Tom Clark in his book “Practical Shop Cabinets”.

Drawer fronts are 3/4” Melamine.

Casters are double locking so unit is very maneuverable, but can be securely locked when used.

-- Clin

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#1 posted 08-24-2016 02:51 PM

Very useful and bonus storage space.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 08-27-2016 02:24 AM

Nice job!

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