Table saw cabinet with mobile base and dust collection: Part 2

January 14, 2018

On the previous post I built the vertical cabinet portion. The next portion will address the base. I have some scrap pine and 1/2 plywood scrap so this will be the materials I will use. Step 10. Joint 2 edges of some SPF 2x4s. Run through planer to even thickness. Step 11. I wanted my … Read More

Table saw cabinet with mobile base and dust collection: Part 1

January 14, 2018

Since I got a new table saw, I figured I should add a few changes to it that I would like. I was doing some browsing online for a contractor saw cabinet/mobile base and found lots of interesting designs. I found one on Lumberjocks that really caught my eye. You can check out the original … Read More

Sort of New Table Saw

December 26, 2017

I have been using my dad’s table saw for the last couple of years. It is a ryobi 10″ job site saw. I have been able to use it for a number of projects, but it has several limitations. These types of saws are meant for rougher projects such as construction. It is limited by … Read More

Building a shed: Part 10

December 26, 2017

On the last post I talked about building and mounting the decorative brackets. This shed is almost done! Step 19: I built the shed on the flattest place in my yard, but it is still slightly sloping. This leaves the front of the shed too high up to comfortably get in and out. This means … Read More

Building a shed: Part 9

December 26, 2017

In my previous post I discussed building and installing the doors. Step 18: Decorative brackets need to be made that fit under the soffit on the front of the shed. 3 in total are required per the plans. They are basically three layers sandwiched together. I started by running an edge and face of a … Read More

Building a shed: Part 6

December 4, 2017

On the previous post the trim was placed on the roof, drip edge and tar paper were installed, and the roof was shingled. I also had to close up the shed for the winter due to a lot of snow. This project was continued in the spring of 2017. Step 13: Take off the OSB … Read More

Building a shed: Part 5

November 10, 2017

In the previous post (Part 4) the shed was sided, overhang ladders were built, and the roof was sheathed. Step 10: Prior to shingling the roof, the roof trim needs to be placed. The plans call for a wider 6″ trim as the base with another 3″ trim on top of that. It looks nice, … Read More

Building a shed: Part 4

November 10, 2017

On my previous post (Part 3) I erected the walls and trusses. Step 7: On a typical building the walls are sheathed in OSB and then sided. I chose to use LP Smartside panels which combine these two steps saving some time. The panels are 4’x8′ and grooved 8″ on center. I chose to get … Read More

Building a shed: Part 3

November 10, 2017

On my previous post ( the trusses were made and the walls were framed. Step 5: Some braces were nailed to the floor and 2x4s were placed so that the walls can be braced once they are stood up. I recruited my cousin for this portion and he helped me move the walls into place. … Read More

Building a shed: Part 2

November 10, 2017

In part 1 ( I built the foundation and floor. Step 3: The next step was to build the trusses. They are not complicated trusses, but a jig needs to be built on the floor of the shed before the walls are put up. The truss is made up of 2 top chords which create … Read More