Table Saw Router Cabinet

  • Advertise with us
Project by Tradeturnhobby posted 02-14-2013 03:18 PM 7695 views 11 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So it has been busy with a new baby and among other things so I haven’t had much of a chance to build anything. I am excited to be able to post again.

This started with the switch going out on my table saw. With limited funds I built this out of scrap lumber which included a few pieces of plywood, mdf, particle board, and even a broken Ikea Cabinet. To make it nice we had some paint left over that I slapped on to make it uniform. I got a fantastic deal on the Delta Fence and was able to use that.

The table saw is the 10” Delta and the Router is Ryobi with table. The doors cover a dust chute under the saw. The drawers add extra storage though I had to use the variety of slides I had left. It still works and I can’t believe the space.

Finally the thing is on casters so I can pull it out in my garage and use it. The front casters lock and I will say with the weight and the casters locked the thing doesn’t move with full sheet press on it.

I have been able to do so much more with this. I can cut 8’x4’ sheets with ease. The routing table is fantastic and it has enable me to do so much with accurate ease and quick adjustments.

It is simple, It is easy, and. . . it is too big. Seriously. I don’t have room in my garage to store it now.  Sigh. . . I will have to see if there is an interested party to take it so I can build something much more manageable with space I have.

Too bad – because it turned out better than I expected – especially after the initial plan was to just fix the switch on the saw.

-- TTH, UT

11 comments so far

View BusterB's profile


2334 posts in 3123 days

#1 posted 02-14-2013 03:25 PM

Super project…nice upgrade to your ts …..Good Job TTH

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

View Francesco86's profile


9 posts in 3044 days

#2 posted 02-14-2013 06:18 PM

Good Job!!


View BuyoMasilla's profile


104 posts in 3662 days

#3 posted 02-14-2013 06:37 PM

Congratulations on the Baby!

-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........

View EEngineer's profile


1137 posts in 4728 days

#4 posted 02-14-2013 06:44 PM

Seriously. I don’t have room in my garage to store it now.

Yeah, I see the car in the background there. It amazes me that some people think garages are for cars.

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

View Shawn Masterson's profile

Shawn Masterson

1325 posts in 3063 days

#5 posted 02-14-2013 09:45 PM

I am with EE cars go outside. garages are for working. the only time I park inside is when I am working so I don’t have to get up early to scrape windows. When I am laid off all 3 cars go out. My shop is 26×30 and I can pull in my extended cab Silverado in to work on it. all I have to do is move my 20” planer and air down the tires so it will go under the door. It’s got 11” of lift. just tell your wife the house is hers so you get the garage. My wife knew this before we got married. I remember one year I was out of town and told her to park inside and she said no, that was my space. I don’t think she even goes in the unless I am out there.

View rlamb007's profile


76 posts in 3652 days

#6 posted 02-14-2013 10:30 PM

Great Job – I like the continuous top.

View CooperDBM's profile


34 posts in 3461 days

#7 posted 02-15-2013 01:36 PM

Nice work. Did you remember to fix the switch?

-- Dave, Ottawa, ON

View Mauricio's profile


7166 posts in 4266 days

#8 posted 02-15-2013 02:53 PM

Realy nice! Must be great to be able to cut full sheets of plywood!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

View Tom Pritchard's profile

Tom Pritchard

191 posts in 3806 days

#9 posted 02-15-2013 07:32 PM

Great idea. You must have the same issue as me..not having that much room? I have a similar piece in my shop except I have it as a combination assembly table, router bench, planer compartment, plus storage. You can see my project in my galery. Thanks for sharing.

-- Tom in Mount Vernon, Wa

View KOVA's profile


1362 posts in 3493 days

#10 posted 02-16-2013 04:03 AM



View SCOTSMAN's profile


5849 posts in 4700 days

#11 posted 01-17-2015 10:27 PM

Seriously. I don’t have room in my garage to store it now. NOT THE BABY SURELY?
seriously that’s a great project and idea Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics