|Project by tjscott||posted 09-19-2008 04:06 AM||6388 views||14 times favorited||11 comments|
I got a new drill press for Christmas. I’ve had the opportunity to use it and it doesn’t work too well sitting on the floor. Thus the need for a cabinet to put it on. I found a plan for a basic kitchen cabinet and decided to use it as a basis for my cabinet. After making some adjustments for the size I needed, the resulting cabinet is what I ended up with. It consists of 3/4 inch cabinet grade plywood for the sides and bottom, 1/2 inch plywood for the back, two pieces of 3/4 inch MDF laminated for the top and some poplar for the face frame. I have not decided on the drawers/doors, etc. yet. I also plan to edge the top with some more poplar to finish it off. I’m not sure what configuration to use for drawers, etc on the bottom. I guess I need to figure out what I’d like to store there first.
I used dadoes and rabbits for the cabinet frame. The face frame is built with pocket screws. All of these were the first attempts at this kind of joinery for me. I’m pretty happy with the results.
-- Tom, Charlotte, North Carolina