Utility Table/Cart

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Project by TheDane posted 09-02-2012 11:46 PM 2273 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The new shop needed a better solution for a utility table (I had been using a table made of 2×4’s and 3/4” plywood … it did the job, but was a PITA to move around).

When they installed my shop cabinets, there were a couple of mistakes that wound up in my favor. They sent the wrong size maple countertop, which yielded me a nice chunk of maple, and one of the drawer fronts was the wrong size. All I needed to do was round up some wheels (Grizzly), some full extension drawer slides (Rockler), and some birch plywood (there is a building supply a mile-and-a-half down the road). The drawer and trim came from a pile of pine boards I accumulated when I tore out some crude shelving the previous homeowner had erected in what is now my storage room. I figure I have about $60 invested.

This cart is 34” high … same height as the table on my cabinet saw, and the top is 38” long by 23 ½” wide.

This cart will serve as a small project assembly table, an outfeed table when I’m working with bigger stock on the table saw, and a general utility table. Yesterday, I clamped by dovetail jig to it and rolled it on the driveway to cut the dovetails for the drawer box … loved the fresh air, cool morning breezes off the water, and the easy cleanup when the job was done!


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#1 posted 09-03-2012 06:50 PM

Nice Gerry :-)

and with small changes + a metalworkingvice it can be a topnoch DIY toolbox to bring with you around
in and outside the house too

the sice of the chart is realy a good ground modell to built other from that fit different needs
thanks for the reminder to make a propper toolbox meself :-)))

take care

edit: ok I can see you have one in the background with the clamps

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 09-03-2012 07:48 PM

Very NICE!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 09-05-2012 02:17 PM

Good looking cart, should come in real handy

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 09-05-2012 03:30 PM

Nicely done Gerry. You can never have enough storage and bench top to work on.


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#5 posted 09-15-2012 12:12 PM

Great rolling table, wish I had one like that!


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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 09-15-2012 06:39 PM


Just throw one together… in your spare time… You can do it!


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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