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Forum topic by 2007rusty posted 05-28-2009 03:34 PM 1082 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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2007rusty

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05-28-2009 03:34 PM

I am building a work station for my sliding mitre saw/ tool storage. The space is17/4 long. The base cabinets will be 32” deep. to accomadate the sliding saw and for storage. The upper cabinets will be 16” deep 42” tall and sit on the base cabinet top except where the saw is located. That cabinet will be smaller. I know this will leave me 16” left for a top. I have an assembly table on casters. In the base cabinets I want full extension sliding drawers for tool access. On the uppers I was thinking doors with sliding shelves. Any input on this layout and especially drawer glides would be appreciated

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 05-28-2009 05:57 PM

Hey Rusty
I was thinking that 32” deep cabinet are a pretty big waste of material. What if you made the cabinet 24” deep and a 32” deep top .A 24’ deep cabinet will make it better in that you can use 22” glides. Depending on what size drawer you will have and want in it you might want to get some heavy duty slides,

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#2 posted 05-28-2009 06:44 PM

You could do something like this:
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I have a dewalt 12” slider and it would be perfect to sit on a counter that is 27” deep. If I were to remove the drywall behind the saw, and box that section in I could sit it on a 24” deep cabinet and it would be fine. The handle where you release it to set the miter will stick past the front of the cabinet, but thats fine to save floor space from having such a deep cabinet the full length. Building out the center cabinet is a good way to go. You don’t have to go to the extremes I did with the angles and flutes. Leaving it square is fine too. Hope this helped.

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slideoutshelves

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#3 posted 05-29-2009 06:45 AM

Raised panel doors on a workbench definetly more than I would do :) On you drawer glides, most manufactuers recommend the drawer or shelf width on standard 75/100 slides not exceed the slide length.
i.e. 22” slide/max 22 ” wide drawer, if you are going to put heavy tools in the drawers, definetly go with heavy duty slides
http://www.slideoutshelvesllc.com

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#4 posted 05-29-2009 07:21 AM

slideoutshelves, I wouldn’t use raised panel doors on the work bench either, but the concept looks good huh. LOL

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2007rusty

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#5 posted 05-29-2009 01:24 PM

The space where I plan to put the cabinets is an offset at 6/0 deep in my garage. so I do have the space.
My thinking was, if I have to build the cabinet for the miter saw deep or at least the top . why not build all of them deep then make the uppers deeper to accommodate more stuff. The cost and availability of glides may sway my mind. I was also thinking of installing glides in the uppers for ease of access. Nice drawing of the cabinets and your carvings are fantastic. I do a little carving. Once I get this shanty done I will post pics.

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kolwdwrkr

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#6 posted 05-29-2009 06:27 PM

Bently, that’s vinyl. LOL. 2007rusty, Floor space is going to be just as important as cabinet space once you start building. Especially larger projects. You can and should be able to move things around a bit to clear more space. But if you have deeper then necessary cabinets then you loose some much needed space. I miss having floor space :^(

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#7 posted 05-29-2009 07:43 PM

I found a place called BOLD HARDWARE that has more slides than you can imagine, and low prices.

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2007rusty

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#8 posted 06-02-2009 01:07 PM

joe
your right the prices are low, have you used these before. thanks

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#9 posted 06-02-2009 01:15 PM

I’m waiting delivery on my first order. (18 inch 100 lb. full suspension slides)

I’ll post the results when they arrive.

-- Joe

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#10 posted 06-05-2009 07:56 AM

Received the order from Bold Hardware, and they look good. Haven’t installed them yet but the plating is uniform, they have metal bearings, and slide smooth and easy. No burrs or sharp edges. No instructions, but their website has a lot of detailed info that can be downloaded as a PDF.

They shipped the next day after my online order and UPS took about 4 days after that.

The cost was $8.00 and change plus shipping from California. This is 1/2 to 1/3 the cost of slides from other sources.

-- Joe

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