|Project by RB F||posted 12-20-2014 05:28 PM||1755 views||5 times favorited||5 comments|
This tool and hardware cabinet started out as my primary workbench circa 1992, when I shared work space with a washer and dryer, laundry sink, and a water heater in a one car garage (2nd pic).
Then it followed me into my new shop in 2007 and got some drawers added; but still needed drawer facings (3rd pic).
Now that I’ve built a real workbench, it’s transformed into a storage cabinet. Because I hate to waist space, I made the drawers much shallower (in height), allowing more drawers to fill otherwise dead space. The shallowest drawers are 2 1/16” in height overall. Very few tools measure more than 1 3/4” in their smallest dimension.
Drawer facings are C grade southern yellow pine. I made the drawer pulls out of some water (white) oak that I felled in ‘08 and made my new bench out of. I made sure to make the pulls ergonomic as possible (6th pic). My index finger hooks under them nice and firm.
Now, enjoying my extra storage space, and looking for things to put in it! There have to be some tools I still need!!