Since I could not locate a reasonably priced taboret with properties to fit my
style of painting, I decided to build the one shown.
A chopsaw was used for making the major cuts, a hole saw for
the openings for the brush cups and stainless steel waste container (which is emptied at the end
of every painting session), and a drill for the bolt holes. Bolts and nuts were used
nearly everywhere so that most of the taboret can be easily taken apart. The back
was attached to the body with wood screws. The back is necessary to keep
the structure square. Screws were also used to attach the top extension, which
holds the brushes and waste container. (This extension must be sufficiently
thick otherwise it will sag with time.)
The height of the taboret is 37″, its depth is 16″, and its width
where the shelves are located is 17 1/2″. The overall length of the top is 37″.
Although I do not have any problem with this taboret tipping over when filled, weight
can be added on the lowest shelf to help reduce its center of mass.