Adding storage to my table saw

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Project by fivecodys posted 09-26-2016 01:37 PM 2322 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been wanting to add some sort of storage for things that are constantly getting knocked off the right side of my extension wing.
I was goofing around in the shop this weekend and here’s what I came up with.
The drawer and sides are from 1/2 plywood I had in my scrap bin.
The drawer face is an interesting piece of pallet wood I found. Maybe mahogany?
The handle I made from a scrap of walnut leftover from another project.
The drawer assembly is attached to the bottom of the right wing with pocket screws.
The only thing I had to buy were the drawer slides.
The drawer measures 15”x18”. It’s one of those things that makes me say “I should have done this a long time ago!”
Thanks for looking.

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#1 posted 09-26-2016 05:03 PM

I should have done this a long time ago!

-- Brady, Texas,

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#2 posted 09-26-2016 06:18 PM


I did the same thing you did….I built a drawer under my saw, and used it like that for a good while….Then as I begin to aquire more “stuff” for the saw, I needed a bigger storage….So I designed and built this table saw cabinet to sit under and beside my saw….It has 4 big pull out drawers that ride on ball bearing slides, is deep and wide, and took care of all my needed table saw…Go to my workshop pictures and you can see the cabinet…..Hit Zoom pictures, and it’s the last one…..

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#3 posted 09-26-2016 09:43 PM

nice I like it

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#4 posted 09-27-2016 12:16 PM

I’m big on optimizing the space in my work area. I store some items under my saw wings on rolling carts (air compressor etc). This idea wouldn’t have occurred to me, but it makes perfect sense now that I see it. Gives me a good place to store the push blocks, etc that always seem to be in the way.

Thanks for sharing.

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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#5 posted 09-27-2016 01:30 PM

I like that bench too. Sweet!

-- Randy in Crestview Florida, Wood Rocks!

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#6 posted 09-27-2016 03:20 PM

Thank you all for the kind comments.

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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