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Project by luv2learn posted 150 days ago 1233 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 150 days ago

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 150 days ago

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 150 days ago

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 150 days ago

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 150 days ago

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

1678 posts in 934 days


#6 posted 150 days ago

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 150 days ago

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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whitebeast88

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#8 posted 150 days ago

great cabinet,love the design!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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CalgaryGeoff

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#9 posted 150 days ago

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 150 days ago

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

1678 posts in 934 days


#11 posted 150 days ago

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 150 days ago

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 149 days ago

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

1678 posts in 934 days


#14 posted 149 days ago

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 149 days ago

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

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