Just a few thoughts. I research also. Even doing this awhile, I like to see if there is someone else's ideas that might look attractive or have features I would like.
Looking at basic cabinet constructions will show you the basics of the joinery for something designed for storage. Equipment cabinets go a few steps further. You have to support the weight of a machine and add to the functionality of that machine...
For instance a table saw cabinet can support the table saw, direct the saw dust for dust control, extend the table infeed, outfeed and table extensions left and right. Then provide storage for blades, fences, arbor wrenches, TS jigs, etc. <-- That storage might also include other tools to conserve space in your garage.
Router tables, I would look here on this forum in the router table section. Again planning for dust control in that cabinet. Looking at the cabinet that you have, should give you basic ideas of construction.
Workbench? So many designs. Mine- I put against a wall so that I can slide my drill press (or other) to the edge to do what I need. Then slide back to the wall out of the way when through. That way I have more workable space.
On all my workbenches and equipment tables, I try to make them so the the work level is the same height. That way I can support work between tables...
You can never have enough shelves and cabinets in your garage/shop. Shelves are handy, quick, easy and cheap. But any dust is going to settle there. Cabinets are more work and cost, but whatever is in them stays cleaner. Whatever you can get off the floor and onto walls is going to give you more room.
Long story short, I've pretty much taken over the garage to be my workshop. I get some grief from my fiance about it, but it's always been a dream of mine to have a proper shop where I could do my woodworking and maybe work on the motorcycles in the winter.
So, I'm needing to build a few cabinets for the shop, and I've never built cabinets before and I'm not sure how to do this effectively and inexpensively. (I'll include photos of shop and tools later)
I need to build a cabinet to replace the bent up stand/legs for my 80's vintage Craftsman table saw.
I need to build a router cabinet out of my Incra router table that I picked up at an Estate Sale (it's one of the deep/long tables with the red aluminum frame).
And I need to build a long cabinet to hold my table top bandsaw, drill press, and miter saw, plus storage for all the other powered hand tools I have.
Are there any online guides or books that you could recommend to get me started? I don't like doing things more than once, so I'm not one to build a cabinet, realize it could be better, then rebuild it. I like to research, study, put a design together in my head, then build it right the first time. Since I'm on a budget, I'd prefer free/online information. I've already started hitting you tube and watching all the cabinet making videos, most of which are kitchen/bathroom cabinets. So I've got some basics down. I just want to get more study before I start designing. I'm honestly not even sure how to design drawers into the cabinet!
Any help and guidance is very much appreciated! I'll make sure to post my progress here in the forums!