|Project by Paulsgarage||posted 05-30-2010 12:22 AM||2552 views||5 times favorited||7 comments|
I recently bought a Ridgid thickness planer (R4330) and quickly relized how comfined I felt using it on my workbench. My garage is a fairly small 2 car garage, so I’m trying to make my equipment as mobile as possible. They do sell a stand for this planer but it does not have wheels and I believe it sells for around $80. I figured with all the scrap wood I have I could come up with something that would work, so I went to work with my scrap to throw something together. Originally, I wasn’t going to build shelves, but then I thought that would be a mistake. A man can never have to many shelves! And if they’re empty, that’s just a good excuse for me to go buy more tools, right? So this is what I ended up with. All built from Douglas Fir scrap and 3/4” Oak plywood. The only cost was the locking casters…$14. I was afraid it might be too top heavy, but it turned out plenty stable. I might put a stain and some Poly on it eventually, but I’m not sure if it would be worth it or not.