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My first cabinet of many more to come. It is a design that I bought online. I made a few changes to it. Using dados instead of pocket holes and screws for one.

This is the first one for my workshop that I am configuring out of an over-sized 1 1/2 car garage. It is made from 3/4 inch paint grade plywood and 1X hardwood (maple – left over scraps) to strengthen the flip top where the tool is lag screwed into the top.

The drawer stores related accessories and supplies. It’s attached to full extension slides.

It took me about 6 days to complete. Three of those were spent applying the different paint colors (3 coats) and letting it fully dry before going onto the next one. The color theme is from my wife’s favorite NFL team the Seattle Seahawks. It was color matched off of one of her jerseys. Being somewhat OCD, that will now become the in house built cabinet signature colors.

I’m going to have to find better options for knobs and casters that are available in or ship to Canada for a reasonable cost.

Thanks for reading this.

Cheers,





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 05-28-2018 02:55 PM

Nice looking cabinet, looks great. Nothing wrong with using BCX plywood and painting it.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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SirGareth

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#2 posted 05-28-2018 02:57 PM

Well done! That cabinet is one of my next projects for my sander and planer. Thanks for posting.

-- Even if you fall on your face, you are still moving forward. - Tim, Southern California

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Triq

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#3 posted 05-28-2018 03:25 PM

Thanks for the comments.

SirGareth: A word of caution. If you have the Dewalt 13 inch planer (model DW735), the width with the raising handle attached is wider than the plan I used. It was designed for a Ridgid planer.

It’s the black handle on the wheel.

Not a biggy, but it means in my case, as I didn’t widen from the base plan, I have to remove the handle to spin it and then store it in the drawer. Given the 90 lbs weight I wanted the planer centered left to right as well as front to back.

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SirGareth

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#4 posted 05-28-2018 03:50 PM

Yes, I have the same sander and planer. Thanks for letting me know, so I can widen the base plan.

-- Even if you fall on your face, you are still moving forward. - Tim, Southern California

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Clarkswoodworking

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#5 posted 05-28-2018 03:56 PM

Go Hawks !!

Scott

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Triq

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#6 posted 05-28-2018 04:07 PM

Nice!


Go Hawks !!

Scott

- Clarkswoodworking


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CO_Goose

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#7 posted 05-28-2018 07:37 PM

Nice cabinet. I made one of these for the same sander and a ryobi planer, it works very well, you will like it. I made a second one for the other benchtop tools that I had.

I used these casters: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-4-Swivel-Plate-Casters-3-BLUE-Polyurethane-Wheels-Total-Lock-Brake/262713821748?hash=item3d2af6ca34:g:kSUAAOSwIylZ25eA

They roll very nice, and have a total lock, both roll and swivel, which makes the stand very solid once they are locked in place.

-- Just making sawdust

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Triq

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#8 posted 05-28-2018 08:15 PM

Thanks for info.

I also need to build another for a 6 inch bench top jointer. I think I will only attach one tool on that one and use it as additional table top for outfeed support or temporary surface for tools during assembly.

Now on to the design for my next build.

Cheers,


Nice cabinet. I made one of these for the same sander and a ryobi planer, it works very well, you will like it. I made a second one for the other benchtop tools that I had.

I used these casters: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-4-Swivel-Plate-Casters-3-BLUE-Polyurethane-Wheels-Total-Lock-Brake/262713821748?hash=item3d2af6ca34:g:kSUAAOSwIylZ25eA

They roll very nice, and have a total lock, both roll and swivel, which makes the stand very solid once they are locked in place.

- CO_Goose


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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 05-29-2018 12:50 PM

This is a very nice shop cabinet and is a great addition to your shop.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Triq

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#10 posted 05-29-2018 01:08 PM

Thanks.

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