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Kitchen Cabinet Out-feed/Assembly Table

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Project by grumpybear7357 posted 08-23-2017 12:46 AM 1050 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently came into a set of used kitchen cabinets. I have seen a few LJ built out-feed tables with storage beneath. Always in need of additional storage, I set out to build an out-feed table from two of the kitchen base cabinets. Two things first required were to cut the cabinets down below the height of the table saw, and secondly to square up the cabinets. Cutting down was easy, squaring up was quite a challenge.

The right hand cabinet had one drawer and a door with a single shelf inside. I wanted all drawer storage, so the door and shelf were removed and structure was added to hold the drawer side rails. Two 9 inch deep drawers were fabricated from pine. Oak faces were cut and contoured to match the existing drawers. The drawers are finger jointed.

My shop is multi-use and the equipment in my shop is mobile. Because the saw and out-feed table sit in the center of the floor, the out-feed table had to be mobile. A set of drop-out casters were assembled so the cabinet could easily be moved about if needed, yet sit on the floor while in use. Simply raising each end of the cabinet approximately two inches allows the caster assemblies to drop and lock. A simple rope lanyard is attached to each lock block. Lifting the table slightly and tugging the lanyard releases the locks allowing the caster assemblies to swing up inside the cabinet base. The cabinet then sits again on the floor.

The top is 3/4 pine covered in 1/8 inch hardboard. Miter grooves were routered to allow full length use of the table saw miter and all sleds that I have. The top is 50×30 inches and sits 1/8 inch below the table saw surface.

I will eventually create router and drill bit storage within one of the top drawers. I also plan to put clamp storage on each end. The cabinets provide ample storage space in close proximity to the various equipment and my workbench.

The cabinet is up on the casters in picture no. 5, down on the floor in Picture no. 6 (and No. 1).

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 08-23-2017 01:01 AM

That’s a great idea.

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#2 posted 08-23-2017 06:51 PM

This is a great out feed table and is a fine addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#3 posted 08-26-2017 07:23 PM

I love recycling of things, well done

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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