I know, this blog series should have died by now…..and I’m not a huge fan of tucking away stuff in drawers…....
But I can’t figure out a better use for all that precious space under the workbench.
So I figured that drawers are the best use of space and I will fill them up as I go.
Also not a plywood fan, but I did score a fair batch of 32” x 40” bamboo plywood pieces, so here we go…
This is a little cabinet I made a few years ago using the bamboo:
That little cabinet rolls around with my shop cart now:
Anyways – that is the background for the current build. The bamboo plywood machines pretty well – just have to REALLY watch out for splinters…...and it will easily split along the long grain…....
Note the split:
Photos don’t show that well, but the bamboo ply is quite nice:
Test fit under bench:
I acquired some thin Maple boards, but were still rough, they planed down to ~0.400” so they will be drawer sides:
Drawer parts cut:
Dilemma – some of these thin Maple boards have crazy nice curly grain…...didn’t realize this at first…...using them anyways…....I will secretly enjoy the curly grain each time I open these drawers…..plus a classic knot:
More to follow soon…...........thanks for looking..
-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA