I decided to build the miter bench featured on New Yankee Workshop (with a few changes). The design is great. Lots of storage and room to use other tools such as the hollow chisel mortiser and dovetail jig.
Starts with (basically) plywood boxes.
Then a sub top made from half lapped 2×4s.
On top of the 2×4 sub top, I put CDX plywood (its cheap) and Melamine for the final top. I like Melamine. Its smooth and cleans up easy.
Now for the drawers. Lots of drawers. 13 of them. I don’t normally use a dovetail jig for furniture, but its great for cabinet drawers. Nothing fancy here. 3/4 plywood and 1/2 bottoms.
Almost done, just a few handles left to install.
Here are some pictures of the drawers. Finally, a place for everything (well, almost :-)