I have had this small cart that I built for my first lunchbox planer. Then I got the Dewalt 735 and modified the cart to make it work for the new jointer, then I move the jointer and had to make some modifications to make it work in the new location. Needless to say it was becoming a real Frankenstein of a cart and it was small and just a bit top heavy.
The other thing that was creeping into my shop was a handful of Festool Systainers. So this last Saturday I decided to remedy both problems with one project. One sheet of pre-finished plywood and six sets of drawer glides later I had this. I tried everything out with the end of my scraps from my dining table build from last year.
So at the end of the day I had this.
Then this afternoon with some plywood scraps I made this little rack for my sanding discs. I still have to get some finish on it but I used up what little I had on the trim of the planer cabinet. I hung it on the side of the cabinet that hold the drum sander and all my other sanding supplies. I used a french cleat to hang it.
You're right, sapele plywood is not expensive but at least in my case, I didn't want to buy a whole sheet when I only needed about 1/4 of it. I don't use sapele much (my first time ever) and I thought it would most likely sit around for a long time. After cutting and laying up the veneer, making the panel, etc., I found myself asking why not do a frame and panel? I think one advantage of his method is rigidity. With that much glue surface involved, I don't think it's going anywhere. Since my project is a file cabinet rather than a nightstand, that extra rigidity might be a bonus.