I haven’t drawn this part of the table saw table project up as a “plan”, because the way you do it will depend on what materials you have lying around and what type of hinges etc you choose. None the less, I wanted to show you how I enclosed the table, put doors on, and raised it to height of my other bench.
First, I bought 2 sheets of 3mm 1830mm x 915mm MDF ($6 a sheet). That was enough to do the back, end, and middle divider, with some left over:
The above sheet was for the middle divider – slotting in around the frame. I cut this out with a jig saw.
To raise the bench to the right height, I used a large, thick piece of ply and overhung it from my mitresaw bench. Then I could physically see whether the casters were tall enough. They weren’t. I chocked them up with a bit of spare ply I had lying around:
For the 3 shelves, I used the fence palings from our fence that we had just pulled down and rebuilt:
And here it is in place. Starting to look good!
For the doors, I reused the ugly old cabinet doors from the unit in the garage. I always planned to get rid of them, as they were at exactly the right height to hit my head on. Since making this table, I have used just about every piece (door, cabinet, shelf) in other projects. Feeling good about keeping it out of landfill for a while longer!
The doors were miraculously the right height! But not the right width. I trimmed them down on the table saw.
The hinges on these doors were the overlay kind, meaning that I had to attach them inside the cabinet. So I had to chock up the inside with some scrap timber:
And here it is, finished:
I have since painted it and it looks even better!