|Project by Paden501||posted 12-18-2012 01:48 PM||2071 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I’ve been focusing most of my woodworking time lately toward making my shop space more usable, and this project went a long way toward that goal. I work in a 2-car garage, and we try to fit at least 1 car in it during the winter months, so everything in my shop needs to be somewhat mobile. In order to help with that, I built this simple rolling cabinet.
The construction of the cabinet is nothing special. I used some scrap pine for the legs, and scrap 1/2” MDF for the panels. It rolls on 2” casters. The top is made of a couple fir 2×4s that I had left over from framing my basement. i just planed them down square and ripped them 1” wide on the table saw (WOW did they bend when you ripped them!) I then flipped them on end and glued them in to a butcher block style top.
The finish is just Minwax water based poly (gloss), sprayed 4 coats.
I primarily use the table top for my planer (as you can see), but it also gets use as a small assembly area sometimes, and for helping me get heavy materials out of my truck. The table is appx the same height as my truck bed, so I can slide heavy boxes, etc (Like a Jointer in a box for instance) out of the truck and onto the table. This allows me to roll the box to where I want to unload it without ever having to wrestle it to the ground.
At some point I’m going to put shelves inside and possibly a front cabinet door, but I refuse to ‘buy’ material for garage furniture, so I’m waiting until I have some scrap.