|Project by cFurnitureGuy||posted 03-21-2010 12:01 AM||4800 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
My company moved into a new office back in December and when I went back into the warehouse there sat a large oak board that appeared to be sitting there for quiet a long time! it was huge… 12.5ft(L) x 24”(w) x 3/4” thick! it looked like it had been used as tabletop of some sorts… allittle warped but still in good shape. I decided to take it home and put it to good use! I decided to make a mobile cart that would fit under my TS that would hold all my blades/bits and tools..
Since the large oak board was so warped i milled up the outer carcass so that the drawers would fit and slide properly. I decided to carefully layout all the parts so that the front of the cart kept the “character” of the reclaimed lumber… it definitely adds a unique quality to a simple cart!
The top 5 drawers are for my TS blades, the middle 2 drawers are for router bits, wrenches and tools, and the lower drawer is for my dado set and zero clerance throat plate. the entire cart is made from the reclaimed wood except the drawer bottoms, which are 3/16” masonite (hardboard). As for the drawer pulls I wanted to accent the character of the wood, so i bought some brass bolts and nuts and gave them a quick patina. I didnt think a shiny new handle or knob would do it any justice, so thats what i came up with! i think i keeps with the theme and gives it a mechanical feel as well as the addition of the old reclaimed casters i found at a scrap yard.
The Router drawer simlply took a piece of foam i had layiing around and cut it to fit the drawer… i havent gotten around to adding all my router bits yet but i will shortly. For right now the bottom drawer is my dado storage.. this may change in the future but it fits perfectly for now!
A couple coats of Watco and some paste wax on the wooden drawer runners and there you have it! Let me know what you think!
-- Justin, Savannah,Ga