The goal for this project was to create a cart where I could hide my Shop-Vac and be able to move the bandsaw anywhere within the shop.
The cabinet door and drawer front are made of Douglas Fir. The carcass is made from 3/4″ red oak faced plywood.
I made the cabinet door with hand tools only, it was a prototype door for the workbench (a project I’ll show later on the site). The rails and stiles are wide, almost 5 inches. I’ve always liked that style, perhaps that’s a farmhouse style of cabinetmaking. There’s more movement, but that obviously doesn’t matter with a single door cabinet like this one.
The drawers are made of solid red oak. I used a Porter-Cable dovetail jig for the half-blind dovetails. I store most of the vacuum attachments in this drawer.
One drawback. I don’t use the bandsaw as much as I thought I would. I like that I can hide the vacuum, but I need to start using it a little more. I originally bought it to rough cut wood planes I’m planning to make. Perhaps it’s time to get going on that project.
Here’s a final photo of the back. I added a vent for the shop-vac for airflow, although it probably isn’t completely necessary.