DIY Drill Press Stand with Storage

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Are you a DIY enthusiast looking to build your own drill press stand with storage? Look no further! In this article, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of building your very own drill press stand, complete with drawers for convenient storage. Let’s get started!

DIY Drill Press Stand with Storage

Building the DIY Drill Press Cabinet Carcass

To begin, you will need one sheet of ¾” plywood, a half sheet of ¼” plywood, and some solid wood edge banding. Start by breaking down the plywood according to your cut list. Drill pocket holes along the edges of the bottom panel and secure the sides using 1-¼” pocket screws. Cut the top cleats and install them flush with the front and back of the cabinet. Attach a ¼” plywood back to secure the cabinet and ensure it remains square.

DIY Drill Press Stand with Storage

Building the DIY Drill Press Stand Drawers

Cut the parts for the drawers and assemble them using pocket holes and screws. Attach the bottoms of the drawers using glue and brad nails, making sure to leave a ½” gap from the edges. Add a chamfer to the underside of each drawer to hide the plywood bottom when viewed from above.

DIY Drill Press Stand with Storage

Mounting the DIY Drill Press Stand Drawers

Install the drawer slides using consistent spacing and a plywood spacer. Mount the slides on both sides of the cabinet, working your way up. Attach the bottom drawer using a plywood scrap to prop it off the bottom. For the following drawers, use spacers on top of the drawer below to position them for installation.

DIY Drill Press Stand with Storage

Making and Attaching the False Drawer Fronts

Cut the false drawer fronts from a continuous piece of plywood and seal them with water-based polyurethane. Drill mounting holes in the front of each drawer and attach the false fronts using spacers and panhead screws.

DIY Drill Press Stand with Storage

Attaching Pulls & Casters to the DIY Drill Press Stand

Mount the drawer hardware using a cabinet hardware jig and drill holes for the handles. Screw the handles in place with the included hardware. Flip the drill press cabinet over and attach double locking casters at the corners.

DIY Drill Press Stand with Storage

Making the DIY Drill Press Stand Top

Cut a piece of ¾” plywood to the desired width for the top. Drill pocket holes along each side to attach the trim. Use birch hardwood for the edging and glue and screw the strips to each side of the top. Cut the top to length and attach it to the cabinet using screws.

DIY Drill Press Stand with Storage

Finish and Attach the Top to the Drill Press Cabinet

Add a roundover to the edges of the top and seal it with polyurethane. Attach mounting strips to the underside of the top and secure it to the cabinet. Enjoy your newly built drill press stand with storage!

DIY Drill Press Stand with Storage


Q: Can I customize the size of the drill press stand?
A: Absolutely! Feel free to adjust the measurements to fit your specific needs and workspace.

Q: What tools and materials do I need for this project?
A: You will need plywood, solid wood edge banding, drawer slides, handles, screws, a drill, a circular saw, and various clamps and measuring tools.

Q: Can I use a different type of wood for the construction?
A: Yes, you can use different types of wood to suit your preference or match existing furniture in your workshop.


Building your own DIY drill press stand with storage is a rewarding project that provides a customized solution for your woodworking needs. With this step-by-step guide, you have all the information you need to create a functional and stylish drill press stand. Happy building!

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