I have been working on cleaning out one of my storage areas. I have collected a lot of “stuff” and I am overflowing with finished projects. Something has to be done.
This piece was dropped off to me last summer, and it’s not only been taking up room in the garage, but it’s also been holding 1 large and 2 small dollies hostage! Thankfully it was on those dollies, allowing me to roll it out of the garage.
The middle section held drawers that no longer work. I was about to take a hammer to it and part it out, when it occurred to me that “divide and conquer” might be a better way to go.
If nothing else, I figured I could stack one atop the other, hence taking up a lot less room.
The saw of choice this time was my Ryobi reciprocating saw.
The front facing is removed.
I removed the back, then laid it down so that I could do the toe kick and the back piece.
This part was simple work.
I didn’t take a picture after I separated the two pieces. But, while looking at them, I decided to use the uglier piece as a saw stand. I added some extensions on the bottom to give the tool stand more stability and allow me to add locking wheels.
For the top of the saw stand, I used some scrap shelving from the original hutch that came with this large base cabinet piece. I parted the hutch out last fall.
This is actually the third stand this saw has been on. Each of the other two were much too small, making me feel unsafe to operate the sliding compound miter saw. Since putting this together, I’ve already used it several times.
The good news is, I still have one more piece of this cabinet to do something with.
It’s a good week when I get to saw furniture.