As an electronics-engineer-turned-professional-woodworker, I see the wasted space under the table of a floor-model drill press as a "bug" waiting to be fixed.

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As an electronics-engineer-turned-professional-woodworker, I see the wasted space under the table of a floor-model drill press as a "bug" waiting to be fixed. I solved it by constructing these simple, stackable drawer units using 34 " plywood for the cases and pine for the drawers.

Overhanging sides on the bottom unit straddle the drill-press base to keep it in place. I made the top unit 1 12 " wider than the bottom one with a 12 " bottom lip that nests the two together.

With a total height of 24" when stacked, I still have a good 14" between the chuck and the table. The handle on the upper unit and the hand-hold cutout on the bottom one lets me move them aside when I need more drilling capacity.
—Bill LaPrade, Westborough, Mass.