Many tools don’t really work that well on top of a bench. Frequently a standard height bench makes the tool too high to comfortably work on. This shop-made cabinet puts your benchtop tools at just the right height. And, it’s economical. The entire cabinet comes from just two 3/4″ 4′ x 8′ sheets of plywood.

In addition to getting tools to just the right height this cabinet provides LOTS of storage in the form of pull out trays. It also has built in outriggers, with adjustable height, you can use to provide support when you’re working with large pieces.

The video provides tricks for accurately locating the pull out trays in the case, something you can use any time you’re installing drawer slides, and for using the router table to cut the long slots required for the adjustable outriggers.

This cabinet is very handy and works great for a benchtop planer, drill press, jointer, even a table saw.

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  • jumpstart

    I just retired and am new to wood working. How do you access the PDF files? Thanks.

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  • hrk58

    Awesome video! I really appreciated the tips on addressing how to attach everything. I confess that I only made the drawers which I am now using in my kitchen cabinets where I store pots and pans. However, my next project will be to make one of these shop cabinets for each of my bench top tools. I am so happy to be able to make these and use them for storing my accessories that belong with each tool. I’ll post again when I finish the entire project. Thanks so much!

  • Jay Bell

    Great video, George! I’ve only been woodworking for two months, so I’m still building my shop and this stand was a much needed addition. This project was also a great learning experience as a beginning woodworker. I was able to fit two of my formerly shelf-dwelling benchtop tools onto the stand, and a power strip screwed to the top will allow me to add more corded accessories (e.g., drill press light) later if the need should arise. Thanks for the video!