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Shop Organization #10: Workbench Cabinet Finished!

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Blog entry by gizmodyne posted 03-02-2008 05:55 AM 3216 reads 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It was a bit dreary out today. I had a little tea in the afternoon and that motivated me to get out and finish the cabinet.

Getting ready to assemble ten drawers.

The plan: Staple the heck out of it.


Getting ready to assemble ten drawers.



With the four sides together I applied a bead of glue along the bottom edge.



You can see the alignment mark. The ply panel is glued and stapled flush to the drawer front.



The finished “masterwork”

Notice the copious plane shaving on the ground from lots of fitting.

Room enough for routers in the bottom drawers.



Finally have my planes at hand..

Conclusions
This thing frees up a lot of room. I have barely filled it and it has allowed me to clear off an entire shelf. I may be able to decommision my tool board.

Next up
Back to some house projects for a while….. Stay tuned.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne



14 comments so far

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GaryK

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#1 posted 03-02-2008 06:24 AM

Pretty nice. Lots of drawers always comes in handy.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 03-02-2008 06:26 AM

Wow, very nice. I’m starting one tomorrow. What is your top made of? Great cabinet underneath. Did you consider wheels?

-- Bob A in NJ

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gizmodyne

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#3 posted 03-02-2008 06:34 AM

Thanks, Gary.

Bob.. The top was pre-made from Woodcraft. Maple.

I can push it around without wheels if I remove the cabinet.. I think I am settled with the current location.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#4 posted 03-02-2008 11:54 AM

Hi,

Hi how easily do the drawers move when full. I really like the look of your cabinet, and have been motivated to try to build one.

-- Keep your tools sharp, your mind sharper and the coffee hot

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#5 posted 03-02-2008 01:28 PM

oh yah… nice!
and it’s not even full yet!! Oh I love it when that happens.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#6 posted 03-02-2008 01:45 PM

Nice cabinet Giz, You have some much need storage space and additional bench area as well. Nice job. The cabinet looks really solid. But, from your response to Bob, I assume that the drawer unit is just sitting inside the bench frame?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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gizmodyne

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#7 posted 03-02-2008 03:34 PM

Thanks for the comments.

Yettiman: The drawers move smoothly actually. A couple were tight initially, but I shaved them a little. The plane drawer is the heaviest and it slides nicely. I can actually pull the whole thing out and lift it up.

One advantage to this drawer style is that it wastes no room for slides and drawer bottoms.

Scott: I screwed it down, so I could unscrew it and remove it if needed.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#8 posted 03-02-2008 04:12 PM

Wow, now that’s what I call a work bench. Good job John.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#9 posted 03-02-2008 05:23 PM

Nice, Gizmo! You can never have too many drawers.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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gizmodyne

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#10 posted 03-02-2008 08:46 PM

Thanks Charlie. Now to fill them…

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Dorje

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#11 posted 03-03-2008 06:09 AM

That came out great! Tight and tidy!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#12 posted 03-04-2008 05:09 AM

Great job Giz. Congrats!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#13 posted 03-04-2008 05:19 AM

Very impressive, John.
I’ve just built a saw//router table that I will be blogging in the near future and I had just one heck of a time getting the drawers correct. They were nowhere as nice as yours, either.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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gizmodyne

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#14 posted 03-04-2008 05:35 AM

Thanks Dorje, PJ, and Lee.

I always build the drawers to the case and never off plan measurements. That helps immensely. Custom fit the drawers.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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