I was tired of digging out table saw blades – particularly the dado set – from under the bench every time I wanted to change them. So I made a cabinet to that lives right next to the saw to hold the most commonly used blades:
The bottom shelf ended up being a convenient place to put the wrenches, too.
This was a quick build with some pine and 1/4″ plywood that I already had. I marked out some 45-degree lines about 2″ apart on the sides:
Then cut these with the dado set and miter fence on the table saw:
I ripped the 1/4″ plywood into strips and inserted them into the slots. The cabinet sides are rabbeted together, and the back is set into grooves.
For a finishing touch, I drove pegs through the rabbeted sides:
And mounted to the wall with a french cleat:
If I were to do it again, I’d make the cabinet a little bit deeper so the blades don’t stick out quite so much. It was actually surprising that it stands up on its own with all the blades in it: