Shop Work Bench

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Project by Fdxjetmech posted 01-15-2015 06:38 PM 5091 views 18 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New Member here. Thought I would show off my work bench that I finished for my shop recently.
Steel base frame
Oak ply and blonde board carcass.
BB drawer boxes
Hickory drawer faces.
Rock Maple B/B top.
Ball bearing drawer slides.
Pocket hole carcass
Drawer lock box joints.

-- "Plagiarism is the highest form of flattery"

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#1 posted 01-15-2015 06:49 PM

That is a nice workbench. I’m jealous!
You can never have too much drawer space. Great design and execution.
Welcome to LJ.
It is a great place to learn and see what others are doing.

-- Christian, Husband, Grandpa, Salesman, amateur Woodworker.

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#3 posted 01-15-2015 07:41 PM

Sweet nice job..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#4 posted 01-15-2015 09:26 PM

a nice workbench and a nice set of drawers…drawers to be filled up with tools and accessories!

tons of work there i guess….let us see the rest of your workshop!


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#5 posted 01-16-2015 12:04 AM

Great plan and build and a clever way you handled the drawers in the kick space. I’ve seen several posts on storing veneer and this looks like a good solution.

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#6 posted 01-16-2015 12:28 AM

Stellar job on the work bench…. a good, stout bench is a “must have” in any shop….Everything you do revolves around it, and 75-80 % of your time is spent there…....A nice array of drawers, and plenty of storage…..Sweet…

-- Here in the South, we say "down the road a piece"...and , "it's over yonder".....!!

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#7 posted 01-16-2015 03:18 AM

Very functional. Wecome to LJ’s

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#8 posted 01-16-2015 03:26 AM

Welcome to LJs. Cool bench, nice drawer space. Nice cap storage as well ;).

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#9 posted 01-16-2015 05:37 AM

Man those are a lot of drawers-nice.Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#10 posted 01-16-2015 10:49 AM

Well done Fdx! Nice clean design with tons of storage!

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#11 posted 01-16-2015 01:26 PM

Nice work, what are the overall dimensions and drawer heights you used?

I was wondering about the steel frame, but then saw the welding machine

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#12 posted 01-16-2015 02:59 PM

The basis for my design fell on 1. The height of my electrical outlets at bench location. 2. The size of my B/B top. 96×30 purchased from Grizzly tools. I made carcass 1.5” shy on LH and Rh side for overhang and 3 inches shy on Leading edge. Drawer boxes are 10 high @ 2 bottom locations,6” in the middle and 4” top. Local cabinet supply house sells pre finished Baltic birch drawer box material in 10,8,6 and 4 inch and is real time saver.

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#13 posted 01-16-2015 03:51 PM

It almost looks too nice to be a workbench. Great job

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#14 posted 01-17-2015 04:43 PM

Those toe kick drawers are awesome. great idea!

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#15 posted 01-18-2015 11:33 PM

awesome work and design.thanks for sharing!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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