Basically I wanted to keep the top surface minus where the hopper comes through clear so that I could use it for something else - like a stir place for example. Inside on the left I'll have my 5-gallon bucket (have to build a riser for it to get it closer to the mill output) and on the right side I'll probably put a couple shelves in for storing things like my grain scale. I finished the front off with a bronzed plexiglass for no other reason than I that's the way I wanted it to look The side has a stainless steel standard sized blank switch plate that I've made a cut of for a IEC power connector - and I'll drill a hole for a DPDT center-off switch (obviously only half used - RadioCrap didn't have SPDT switches I liked). The entire shelf that supports the mill and motor is easily removable so I can work on it outside the cabinet.
The mill is a Barley Crusher with the 15lb hopper - with the LoveJoy spider and couplings and finally the ubiquitous-standard motor from Surplus Center.
Basically I wanted to keep the top surface minus where the hopper comes through clear so that I could use it for something else - like a stir place for example. QUOTE] Assuming you mean stir plate isn't that a big no no...yeast/starters near your grain?
I didn't mean to imply I'd be stirring at the same time I'm milling if that's how it came across. It was just to illustrate keeping the top free of mechanics/electronics so it could still be used for something.