I purchased a new tablesaw to use in my Weekend Woodworker course. It’s a good-quality, affordable saw, but it didn’t come with a stand. What to do? I decided to build a mobile tablesaw cart.
It wasn’t too difficult to make, and it’s on casters so I can easily roll it wherever I want. I made it with two drawers for my tablesaw accessories. Handy!
I made the cart the same height as my worktable so I could slide the long pieces of wood I’m working on directly from my saw platform to the adjacent table.
The construction is pretty simple—just a basic cabinet. I cut all the frame pieces out of solid pine lumber and joined them together with pocket screws.
I screwed all four side frames together.
I cut some scrap plywood pieces to use as spacers for positioning the middle stretcher on the face frame. This helps keep the frame square so the drawers will fit and slide smoothly.
I screwed plywood panels inside the rear and sides of the frame and screwed drawer runners to them.
I made the drawers by cutting rabbet joints on the ends of plywood boards, gluing and tacking them together, and dropping in thin plywood bottoms.
I made the drawers about 1/8-inch narrower than the drawer openings so the drawers wouldn’t bind and would slide smoothly.
I added paste wax to reduce friction when opening the drawers.
I screwed on false fronts to the drawers and added some drawer pulls.
Installed casters. (Love those casters!)
Plopped my tablesaw on the cabinet and anchored it down.
Another job well done (if I do say so myself)!
Now it’s your turn. Make a mobile tablesaw cart yourself!
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