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Workbench Build #18: Storage - Pt. 3

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Blog entry by JL7 posted 08-15-2012 11:40 PM 2265 reads 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 17: Storage - Pt. 2 Part 18 of Workbench Build series Part 19: Storage - Pt. 4 »

Assembling drawers now. Have half of them done, enough to fill one of the two boxes:

The drawers are pretty straightforward, utility grade stuff – here is one ready for glue:

They use hardboard bottoms that also serve as slides…...The hardboard extends 2” beyond the drawers to get the full extension effect….....they don’t really have any load carrying ability fully extended, but you can open them fully without dumping the drawer:

Here’s a shot from the back – will close this later:

A couple more shots – those Jatoba handles are all hand fit and they are tight!:

And some of the curly drawer sides:

7 drawers down, 7 to go. Will be adding some tool storage stuff as well…....

More to come…...thanks for looking!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.



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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 08-15-2012 11:55 PM

Nice work.

Lee

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 08-16-2012 12:01 AM

Drawers look fantastic! Coming along very nicely.

What, NO hand cut dovetails!!! SLACKER!!! ;)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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JL7

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#3 posted 08-16-2012 12:23 AM

Thanks Lee – Appreciate it!

Randy – I accept the slacker title here…..I wish I had the patience and talent for 14 dovetailed drawers…...Maybe you could post some dovetail projects as an inspiration?? That would be great!

Thanks for the comments!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Roger

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#4 posted 08-16-2012 01:02 AM

I think this is fantastic! Really clean, and plenty o storage for anything. I really like the way you did the slides, by making them longer than the drawer so you can open them fully. Ingenious!! Very awesome build. I may borrow that idea when I git round to makin me some storage underneath my bench. That’s on the “ta-do” list. Thnx for showin us how it’s done Jeff

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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boxcarmarty

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#5 posted 08-16-2012 01:34 AM

I’m with Randy, Rebuild all of them with dovetails….. s l o w l y . . . . .

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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ShaneA

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#6 posted 08-16-2012 01:41 AM

Coming along nicely Jeff. Looks good and like you will be able to stash a lot of goodies in there.

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JL7

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#7 posted 08-16-2012 01:49 AM

Well thanks there Rog – awfully nice words for sure…..but ingenious is a bit over the top! Appreciate it!

Marty – hows the bench build coming? I hear Randy is building a coffee bench – should be interesting!

Shane – thanks…..and using up some of that wood, you know it!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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boxcarmarty

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#8 posted 08-16-2012 01:55 AM

It’s piled high with jobs again and the drawers are still sitting beside it on the floor…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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sb194

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#9 posted 08-16-2012 02:38 AM

Looks great Jeff. You can never have enough storage.

Sean

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JL7

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#10 posted 08-16-2012 03:12 AM

Thanks Sean – appreciate it!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Dave

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#11 posted 08-17-2012 12:26 AM

Jeff your drawer sides are my drawer fronts. Nice job and a do like the pulls. Jatoba, you a a gluten for punishing your saw edges.
A lot of good storage.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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fernandoindia

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#12 posted 08-17-2012 05:07 AM

yes Jeff. A lot of storage.,

Listen, I wouldn´t close the back You can make a door an have it as a beer can storage!

Love the hidden dovetails too.

Take care.

-- Back home. Fernando

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