|Project by Jimbo817||posted 08-07-2013 07:46 AM||3688 views||14 times favorited||13 comments|
Since my workshop is a two-car garage, and I have to make space in the winter to put the car in, I wanted all my benchtop tools to have their own cabinets and be on wheels. So far, this is my first project in that endeavor. Because I always try to use things that I have on hand to build with, the base of the cabinet is made from some old “cube style” drawer units I built quite a few years ago. I built two cubes with three drawers each. Because of the desired height. I could only use 4 drawers, so I cut one off of one unit and put it on the other. The exoskeleton is made from 1×4 reclaimed lumber. I made the bench top from 2×4 lumber which I ran through the table saw to cut off the curved edges. I glued the boards together, and as you can see by the picture, I used the cutoffs from the 2×4’s to put edging on the end grain.
The top is finished with a waterborne clear finish that I had left over from a previous project, the brown paint was an exterior porch and floor paint that I bought last year but never used. The light color is actually 4 different paint samples that my wife bought when we were repainting the walls in the house that I mixed together. I also put a power strip on the back in case I needed to plug-in a light , or other tools.
My next project, that is almost finished, is a roll around cart for my shop VAC and my Dust Deputy I hope to have that done by the end of this week.
-- Measure twice and cut once, after you sharpen your pencil!