|Project by jimleigh1313||posted 12-01-2011 10:03 PM||3833 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
So, I bought a brand new Grizzly G0555 off of Craigslist. The only thing missing was the stand. So I thought “life hands you a discounted Grizzly with no stand, gain design and building skills by building a new (and better) stand than what originally came with it. I say better, because this one has built in storage. The door includes a magnetic push-to-open mechanism that really impresses the family ;)
The entire cabinet is made out of 3/4” plywood, with the exception of the 3 mdf painted faces (the side containing the door is 3/4”). The top is two laminated pieces for a total of an inch and a half which is plenty sturdy enough. The legs are rabbeted, glued, and brad-nailed together. There are also rabbeted joints at the base for the crossmembers that hold the storage shelf up. The top is held up by a 3/4” by 1/2” ledge that runs the entire perimeter on the inside of the cabinet that have been glued and brad-nailed into place. Its not ‘quite’ finished. I still have to cut the trim for the bottom edge. And I also want to bolt the saw to the tabletop for safety and vibration reasons.
The last picture is my design of the stand in sketchup prior to building to help with the measurements and construction.
Thanks for checking it out!
Update: I added the bottom trim to complete the cabinet. I was unsure at first if I wanted to add it because I thought it would just catch dust. But a drip of green paint and what looked to me as unfinished sealed the deal that the trim needed to be added.