Table Saw Accessory Cabinet with Drop Leaf Top

Editor's Choice - May 14, 2015

I needed a place to organize and protect my table saw accessories, which were stacked here and there on tables and shelves. The materials for the cabinet are mostly salvaged from used furniture or left overs from other projects. The top was salvaged from an old computer work station and all the hardware was recovered from junk furniture. The top drawer is very shallow and holds measuring devices, kerf makers, pencils, etc. The second drawer is deeper and holds push sticks, a dado set, guides, etc. The bottom section has a roll out shelf with full extension slides and holds a couple of circular saws, blades and other larger items. The entire unit fits nicely under the saw table. The miter gauge will be hung on the side for easier access.

The unit is on casters and the drop leaf provides an additional work surface that can be moved around the shop as needed. The support leg is adjustable for the uneven concrete floor. The only issue that I found is a significant pinch point at the hinged support under the drop leaf. The leaf itself is very heavy and if one lifts it from the bottom edge, the leg will drop under its own weight and it will bite! (Lesson learned – lift from the side only!) I may have to engineer a catch to hold the leg in place until the top is lifted and the operator has positioned his hands appropriately before dropping it into position.

Woods: plywood

Tools: table saw brad nailer screw drivers drill

Tags: table saw shop accessories

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7 Comments

jim webster ...

looks good

lightweightladylefty ...

Doesn’t it feel great to use up salvaged lumber and end up with something so useful! The cabinet looks great.

Wheaties - Bruce A Wheatcroft ( BAW Woodworking) ...

In the work shop every square ft helps. Making that unit fits nicely where it was just empty space before . Nice job .

Thorreain ...

Well done. Great use of materials to create table saw storage.

David E. ...

Very nice! I need something like this as well. Thank you for sharing!

Jeff Vandenberg ...

Very great idea. Nicly done!

a1jim ...

Every table saw could use this,nice

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