My Garage/Work Shop Makeover #15: Under Table Wheeled Tool Storage Drawer

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Blog entry by MT_Stringer posted 334 days ago 1614 reads 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 14: New Drill Press Table Part 15 of My Garage/Work Shop Makeover series Part 16: Mo Power! »

I was sick and tired of my clamp situation. There is not really any wall space available for a clamp rack. So I decided to clean out under my work bench and build a drawer with wheels that I can roll in and out.

I used whatever I could find to make the tray. The front and rear pieces and one side are 3/4 inch plywood. I had to use a piece of 1/2 inch for the other side. :-) The bottom is 1/2 inch CD plywood glued and stapled to the frame. I used a piece of 1/2 inch plywood to make a separator for the drawer to keep the clamps separated and somewhat organized. I wish I could have fabricated some slotted pieces so I could let the clamps sit straight up, but there isn’t enough clearance to do that.

I made the wheels out of more 1/2 inch plywood. I used a 5 inch hole saw which made the job a snap. All I had to do was sand off the fuzz and install them with 1/4 inch bolts, washers and lock nuts.

As you can see, this is not high end cabinetmaking, but dang this sure is handy and helped reduce the clutter I was dealing with.

I still need a handle. Next trip to town I will get a handle to match the two drawers.

After seeing what a big difference this drawer made, I looked around realized there is more room under my big tool box. so, looks like I will be making several more of these drawers in the near future.

Hope you like it.

Note: This was not my idea. I ran across it in a magazine a while back. I forgot which one.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#1 posted 334 days ago


-- Greg Simon

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#2 posted 334 days ago

Very inovative. And I really like your Drill Press Table and your assembly blog Thanks for showing us you shop improvement projects..

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#3 posted 334 days ago

good idel on the wheels

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#4 posted 333 days ago

That’s a good idea.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 326 days ago

Moving right along with the shop, looking good.

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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#6 posted 326 days ago

Thanks Justin. I added a pair of handles and it has been getting a lot of use.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#7 posted 324 days ago

I made another drawer today out of some 3/4 inch plywood and 1/2 inch (including a 1/2 inch bottom).

This going to work out great. I filled it with nails of various types that I hardly ever use. More clutter organized and out of sight.


-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#8 posted 285 days ago

Toe-kick drawers are my favorite, great use of otherwise unused space! I want some in my shop…and in my kitchen. Nice work!

-- - Montana sucks. Tell your friends.

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