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Project by luv2learn posted 03-29-2014 11:22 PM 1340 views 4 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like some of you, I battle the lack of storage in my shop. I designed this mobile base to mount or store a variety of tools such as my bench grinder, 1” belt sander, 9” band saw, and bench top drill press. Consolidation and mobility seems to be a never ending battle in my shop.

The case frame, sides and back are made from ripped down 2×4s with 1/2” birch plywood panels. The front face frames are made from re-purposed oak cabinets. The top is comprised of two, 3/4” layers of OSB with pine borders. The cabinet is 16”x45”x38”tall. It sits on four, 4” locking swivel casters. The drawers are made from 1/2” birch plywood with 3/4” thick painted butternut faces, they ride on 1/2”x1/2” hardwood runners. The doors are re-purposed painted oak from another set of cabinets.

As always, thanks for looking!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 03-29-2014 11:31 PM

You are so organized you make all the rest of us look bad.

Nice Job!

-- just rjR

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MABFwTx

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#2 posted 03-29-2014 11:39 PM

Attractive and functional. Good Job.
Just a consideration: Have you thought of adding a 2/4 outlet box with a heavy extension cord to one end?

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 03-29-2014 11:52 PM

Nice job and solution to an all too common problem.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 03-30-2014 12:33 AM

With the knobs it is in the shaker style. They too were practical. Keep those drawer runners waxed. LOL! I’m using “found” dressers to hold stuff. This would be better!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Roger

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#5 posted 03-30-2014 12:37 AM

Very nice Lee. Pocket holes are gr8. I like it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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luv2learn

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#6 posted 03-30-2014 01:41 AM

ralbuck, if you could see my shop you would retract your comment…LOL

Mike, great suggestion buddy.

Thanks John, I see more of these in my future.

Doc, I keep the wax handy.

Roger, I am a big fan of pocket holes too.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 03-30-2014 03:16 AM

Looks like a well built cabinet. I like it. Great addition to a shop like ours as long as it has wheels. The green goes well with the top. I’m beginning to think you have stock in OSB. Ha ha.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#8 posted 03-30-2014 03:37 AM

great cabinet,love the design!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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CalgaryGeoff

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#9 posted 03-30-2014 04:22 AM

Awesome looking build ! Great work and looks very solid.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 03-30-2014 04:23 AM

Very nice cabinet, Lee. I love organizational projects!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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luv2learn

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#11 posted 03-30-2014 05:20 AM

Dave, I wish I had stock in OSB..lol

Thanks Marty

Thanks Geoff

Jim, sometimes organization is the only alternative to pending chaos…LOL.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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NiteWalker

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#12 posted 03-30-2014 07:39 AM

Great job all around. :-)
I love the color of the doors and drawers, the proportions, the osb top, etc. Just a fantastic job. I’m sure it’ll be a hard worker in your shop.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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Doe

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#13 posted 03-30-2014 10:35 AM

It looks really great! What does it look like with the stuff in and on it? Does it work as you expected?

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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luv2learn

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#14 posted 03-30-2014 02:29 PM

NiteWalker, thanks for the kind remarks.

Doe, I haven’t gotten that far yet but I will post a picture of it fully loaded soon…LOL.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Timthemailman

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#15 posted 03-30-2014 06:05 PM

Nice shop porject, I could use soming like that. Thanks for the post.

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