Popular Woodworking 2001-02 № 120, страница 62

Popular Woodworking 2001-02 № 120, страница 62

The saw cabinet offers plenty of storage, even a place to keep the fence when it's not in use.

made from medium density fiberboard (MDF) and covered with plastic laminate to make them more durable. The right top is a shade over 4-feet long to accommodate my saw's Unifence and to increase my ripping capacity. There's also a cut-out in this top that holds a router, making the saw stand double as the mother of all router tables.

For all the capability and convenience that a homemade tool stand like this offers, it's not a difficult project to build. The first step is to adjust the size of the cabinet to your table saw. The dimensions shown here are just suggestions. Start with the most important dimension: the height of the saw table above the floor. I made this cabinet to hold the saw table at 34", but

you may prefer it a little higher or lower. Also decide whether or not you need your saw to be mobile. I need the mobility, so I mounted the cabinet on 3" swivel casters. Without the casters, I would have made the cabinet a little taller.

The joinery is simple and straightforward. The plywood box parts interlock

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with a few dadoes and rabbets, as shown in the Box Joinery Detail (right). This makes a strong, solid construction.

The doors are mounted with "overlay" cabinet hinges, covering the front edges of the boxes. I made frame-and-panel doors because I like their looks, but you don't have to get that fancy. Simple slabs of ply-

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