|Project by Matt W5MIX||posted 11-15-2011 04:18 AM||5605 views||21 times favorited||19 comments|
I recently picked up a copy of Tom Clark’s Practical Shop Cabinets. It’s a really great book, basically showing how to build strong shop cabinets without over-engineering and with keeping costs low.
My first attempt was to build this 5-drawer birch plywood cabinet to sit underneath the table saw. It’s amazing how much stuff this small cabinet holds. Tools that were hanging on walls, sitting on open shelves and spread across other areas of the shop are now consolidated in this one cabinet all within easy reach.
The case is 3/4 birch plywood. Drawers are 1/2 inch birch ply. Tom uses Oak ply in the book, and you could certainly use just about anything. The birch is a USA-made product, with no inner voids (the plywood edges are visible on the face frames), so I went with that.
The finish was a couple coats of water-based poly.
-- Matt in Dripping Springs