My SawStop Router Cabinet finally painted.

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Blog entry by tedth66 posted 03-13-2010 06:04 AM 2502 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m for the most part done with this project. For those of you that asked about the router table track I’m putting that off until I invest in a Woodpecker Router Lift which might require me to modify my table for a larger plate. I have updated photos on my project link.

-- Ted

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#1 posted 03-13-2010 07:47 AM

Great looking setup. One of my first in shop project is to build a cabinet under my cabinet saw. I would like to add the router also,however I was holding off till I could purchase a router lift. Now, reading your blog i can add it later. What is the wood piece under the project.

-- Bruce, Arnold MD

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#2 posted 03-13-2010 08:28 AM

Beautiful job.

-- Scott in Texas

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#3 posted 03-13-2010 08:31 AM

thanks Bruce,
That’s the hardwood support frame. I purchased a plan for this cabinet and only used the support frame portion of the plan. The plan didn’t have enough storage so after I built the support frame I abandoned the plans and designed the rest myself.

Be sure to use the heavy duty casters. Mine are rated at 300lbs each.


-- Ted

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#4 posted 03-14-2010 08:38 AM


I’m in the same boat as you most of the time—plans are inspiration, and then my projects get seriously modified to suit my needs. Glad to know that I am not the only one!

By the way, the paint job looks great. I was skeptical when you originally said you were going to paint it since this is a shop cabinet after all, but it really does look excellent. You just made me rethink painting all of the shop furniture I have! Thanks again for sharing!

-- David from Indiana --

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#5 posted 03-14-2010 06:02 PM

thanks David,

I believe tweaking designs to suit your needs is the only way to go. I’ve always enjoyed woodworking but only seriously got into it starting last year. I’m still a rookie so building shop furniture allows me to practice and get a little creative.

As for the painting; I was reluctant about painting it but I saw a few table saw cabinets that a few LJs made and they looked more professional. I really haven’t painted much in the past so I needed the practice and what better to practice on than a piece of shop furniture. I did learn something about painting,,, I dislike the clean-up and prepping. :)


-- Ted

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#6 posted 03-14-2010 06:03 PM

good job!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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