Extension Table with Drawers

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Project by ADHDan posted 01-28-2013 02:07 PM 1445 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After I made my flip-top toolbench for my miter saw and planer, I didn’t know what to do with my old miter saw toolcart. It was a basic open cabinet with a shelf in the center, but it was sturdy and level and I didn’t want to throw it out. I also didn’t have time to turn it into anything too special.

So, I added several layers of tabletop (top layer 1” melamine) to get it the same height as my table saw, installed some wooden rails inside, and knocked together four drawers with scrap wood and pocket screws. For a three-hour project, I got me a rolling, locking table saw extension with drawers.

And those drawers turned out to be spectacular – no longer do I have push sticks and blocks, featherboards, dado blades, etc. littering around the saw; all of my TS accessories are right in the top drawer. (The rest of them are crammed with junk, until I get some time to do a reorg.)

This has turned my R4512 into a formidable setup with a flip-up rear extension (with miter slots) and two rolling extensions for side/front/whatever (they also serve as assembly tables in a pinch).

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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#1 posted 01-28-2013 03:18 PM

Good idea,well done.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 01-29-2013 04:32 AM

That is a nice functional piece. I like it.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#3 posted 01-29-2013 02:42 PM

Great way to recycle the cart and organize tools and accessories also made your shop neater.


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#4 posted 01-29-2013 03:21 PM

My wife laughed at the drawer knobs, but whatever. I have scrap dowels; I have 1/8” scrap strips; I have glue and screws; thus, I have knobs.

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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