|Project by TheDane||posted 09-02-2012 11:46 PM||2007 views||6 times favorited||6 comments|
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!"