This step by step diy woodworking project is about drill press stand plans. This article features detailed instructions for building a small tool stand with two storage drawers, that is ideal for your drill press. Make sure you adjust the size of the assemble to suit your needs. Take a look over the rest of our woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.
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- A – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 20″x24 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 19″x20″ long, 1 piece – 19″x20 1/4″ long FRAME
- B – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 17 1/2″x20″ long SHELVES
- C – 1 piece of 1/4″ plywood – 19″x25 1/4″ long BACK
- D – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 3 3/4″x17 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 3 3/4″x18 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 15 3/4″x18 1/2″ long 2xDRAWER
- E – 4 pieces of 3″ caster wheels WHEELS
- 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 1 piece of 1/4″ plywood – 2’x4′
- 4 pieces of 3″ caster wheel
- 50 pieces of 1 1/4″ screws
- wood glue, stain/paint
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Building a drill press stand with storage drawers
The first step of the project is to build the frame for the drill press cabinet. Cut the components from 3/4″ plywood. Align the edges with attention, making sure the corners are square. Drill pocket holes along the top and bottom edges of the side components. Add glue to the joints and insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock everything together tightly.
Next, you have to build the shelves for the drill press stand. Mark the cut lines on the plywood sheets and get the job done with a circular saw. Drill pocket holes along the sides of the panels.
Fit the panels to the drill press stand and lock them to the frame with 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the corners are square for a professional result.
Attach the 1/4″ plywood back to the cabinet. Align the edges and insert 1 1/4″ brad nails to lock the panel into place.
Build the frame of the drawers from 3/4″ plywood. Use glue and 2″ brad nails to secure the frame of the drawers. Make sure the corners are square before inserting the nails.
Attach the bottom to the drawers, as shown in the image. Drill pocket holes along the edges and secure it to the frame with 1 1/4″ pocket screws.
Wax the shelves thoroughly and attach knobs to the front of the drawers. Being just a workshop project you don’t have to install slides for the drawers.
Attach 3″ caster wheels to the bottom of the stand. Use 3/4″ screws to lock the casters to the bottom of the stand.
The drill press stand is 29″ high, so it should be great for an average height person. However, you can adjust the size of the sides to make it suit your needs.
Fill the holes with wood putty and let them dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 100-220 grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.
Top Tip: Apply a few coats of paint or stain to the components, to enhance the look of the project.
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