Table Saw/Router Storage Cart

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Project by cFurnitureGuy posted 03-21-2010 12:01 AM 5616 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My company moved into a new office back in December and when I went back into the warehouse there sat a large oak board that appeared to be sitting there for quiet a long time! it was huge… 12.5ft(L) x 24”(w) x 3/4” thick! it looked like it had been used as tabletop of some sorts… allittle warped but still in good shape. I decided to take it home and put it to good use! I decided to make a mobile cart that would fit under my TS that would hold all my blades/bits and tools..

Since the large oak board was so warped i milled up the outer carcass so that the drawers would fit and slide properly. I decided to carefully layout all the parts so that the front of the cart kept the “character” of the reclaimed lumber… it definitely adds a unique quality to a simple cart!

The top 5 drawers are for my TS blades, the middle 2 drawers are for router bits, wrenches and tools, and the lower drawer is for my dado set and zero clerance throat plate. the entire cart is made from the reclaimed wood except the drawer bottoms, which are 3/16” masonite (hardboard). As for the drawer pulls I wanted to accent the character of the wood, so i bought some brass bolts and nuts and gave them a quick patina. I didnt think a shiny new handle or knob would do it any justice, so thats what i came up with! i think i keeps with the theme and gives it a mechanical feel as well as the addition of the old reclaimed casters i found at a scrap yard.

The Router drawer simlply took a piece of foam i had layiing around and cut it to fit the drawer… i havent gotten around to adding all my router bits yet but i will shortly. For right now the bottom drawer is my dado storage.. this may change in the future but it fits perfectly for now!

A couple coats of Watco and some paste wax on the wooden drawer runners and there you have it! Let me know what you think!

-- Justin, Savannah,Ga

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#1 posted 03-21-2010 12:06 AM

Looks very nice, and great idea for the knobs!

-- David - Tucson, AZ

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#2 posted 03-21-2010 12:20 AM

niice use of that board
and I like the knop idea
very funny in a way
great job on that cart
you can never have too
much room to store things in


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#3 posted 03-21-2010 01:41 AM

Boy Justin, if that old board could talk, think of how it would thank you for saving it from that dreary existence back in that warehouse and giving it new life as a cool looking and very useful tool cabinet for your shop!!!

Really great save and really nice design and build!

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#4 posted 03-21-2010 02:09 AM

I like the character in that piece and the designer knob accents.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#5 posted 03-21-2010 04:16 AM

I like everything about it, the workmanship,the finished product and the price sure was right. Good job.

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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#6 posted 03-21-2010 04:20 AM

nice! and yeah, those knobs are a sweet touch!

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#7 posted 03-21-2010 05:19 AM

Very nicely done. It shows great character. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 03-21-2010 05:46 AM

thanks everyone for your comments! this was a fun project to design and built…. I really liked the way the knobs turned out! it reminds me of something you would find in an old dusty wood/machine shop! also something my grandfather would have done… he always made due with the things he had laying around his shop!

-- Justin, Savannah,Ga

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#9 posted 03-21-2010 06:43 AM

That would fit right in with my shop. hint.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#10 posted 03-21-2010 04:04 PM

You built a nice tool cabinet. I like the knobs, great idea.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#11 posted 03-22-2010 02:09 AM

It looks like it’s been around for a hundred years! You managed to retain the patina of that old lumber, and did a great job of giving that old lumber a new purpose. Great work!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#12 posted 06-19-2010 02:51 AM

Outstanding job.
Glad you found the board and not the trashman.

-- Do not be discouraged by those who don't. Be inspired by those who do.

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#13 posted 06-19-2010 02:54 AM

Great storage a really nice job.


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