Space Saver 4 Garage Shop

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Project by blackcherry posted 05-26-2011 06:16 PM 4254 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello LJ’s hope that all is well in the woodworking world. Having a small garage shop with two cars has always been a challenge, adding a new tool station such as the Festool MFT was a big plus along with a few negative situations. This being the wasted space under the table, after a while you get tired of reaching under the table to retrieve stored items and moving the table out into the shop area. This unit has great potential, being able to transport to job site because of it ease of set up folding and unfolding. So to remedy the situation I put the unit to work and came up with this cabinet for storage and easy of use in the shop. By adding wheels I can pull the unit out into the open shop area lock down the wheels and enjoy cutting unobstructed. This is one sweet addition, hope that this may inspires other with the same confinements. Thanks for viewing have a great Memorial weekend….Blkcherry

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#1 posted 05-26-2011 06:26 PM

Gotta say that’s a really sweet idea. My MFT table stays folded up except for when I am using it. I can see the advantages of having the storage just not sure if a rolling cabinet will work in my 1 car garage. Nice work and great idea!

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#2 posted 05-26-2011 06:51 PM

Is the top of the MFT meant to be sacrificial? I don’t know too much about the MFT. I am considering adding some Festool to my shop due to space as well.

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#3 posted 05-26-2011 07:00 PM

New2wood the top act as a zero clearance, at a 90 degree cut it should follow the same cut. Some guys add a 1/2 piece so as not to cut the top, also the top is reversible. The main thing you need to avoid it not to set the cut to deep as to nick the rails either front or back. I’ve seen a few of these top go through a ton of ware some in great shape and some cut up all over at all angles. Trust me if you use this for work you will be able to afford a new top or make your own.

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#4 posted 05-26-2011 10:14 PM

Nice looking cabinet and a useful addition to your workshop…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#5 posted 05-27-2011 02:34 AM

Great idea you came up with Wilson. Far better use of valuable and precious space.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#6 posted 05-28-2011 05:59 AM

Great use of space
drawers are always nice to to keep things tidy
But garages are not for cars
they are for fun stuff right????


-- Kiefer

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#7 posted 05-28-2011 06:31 PM

That looks really nice, you have done a exelent job.
I also have the MFT3 and love it, and under mine ther are tons of stuff on a shelf to keep it down and to make room for storage. Did you fasten the MFT to the new table under?
Really nice, you managed to get me thinking now.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 05-28-2011 07:00 PM

Wow, now thats a nice system. I’ll have to come check out your shop sometime.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#9 posted 05-28-2011 11:07 PM

Mafe the table is just resting on the table top now all i have to do is pull the truck up and slide in to the bed. The MFT3 is a wonderful work station still learning it full potential.

EP Jartisan your welcome to stop by if your in the neighborhood.

Thanks guys for all the kind comments….BC

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#10 posted 06-05-2011 11:36 PM

Great Cabinet!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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