Workbench drawers/storage

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Project by Joel Shappell posted 02-24-2015 08:02 PM 2055 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally after years of thinking about it, added some drawers/storage under my workbench.

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#1 posted 02-24-2015 09:13 PM

holy cow, that is one fine workbench. What kind of wood are those drawer fronts?

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#2 posted 02-24-2015 09:31 PM

If you make a work bench that looks that nice, then you should be allowed to put it in the Living room and work in there anytime you want. Just sayin…

-- Someday I will be more than a sawdust wisperer

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#3 posted 02-24-2015 10:09 PM

Nice looking workbench. The new drawers look great.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#4 posted 02-25-2015 02:03 AM

It was well worth the time. Looks great and now you have a lot of storage. I know what you mean, sometimes you have to give it just a little thought before starting. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 02-25-2015 02:57 AM

Very nice

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#6 posted 02-25-2015 03:33 AM

Good looking bench, I’m curious how you’re going to access your benchdogs.

-- I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park! Grace & Peace.

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#7 posted 02-25-2015 04:25 AM

Wow what a great workbench and excellent addition all those drawers to the bench. I really like the drawer handles too. Awesome bench and an awesome job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#8 posted 02-25-2015 01:47 PM

Looks good.
This workbench does not look like it has seen years of abuse…......what’s going on here?????

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#9 posted 02-25-2015 02:34 PM

It’s absolutely beautiful and a wonderfully useful and practical design.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 02-25-2015 02:56 PM

nice looking bench

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#11 posted 02-25-2015 03:29 PM

I love the pulls. Nice job.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#12 posted 02-25-2015 03:35 PM

Thanks everyone. The drawers are made of Padauk. I used poplar for the inside due to cost and being lighter then most other hardwoods. I have yet to finish the front face. I may leave it without a finish until my next project. The bench dogs still work, I just have to make them a little shorter, but the bench is plenty thick enough for shorter bench dogs. I copied a design for the pulls from a recent issue of “Fine Woodworking”. I got tired of paying so much for nice pulls elsewhere, so I made my own. The bench has seen quite a few scratches and gouges. I’m not as careful as I should be, but I think a beaten up bench adds character. I gave the bench top a fresh coat of BLO, so it looks nicer then usual.

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#13 posted 02-25-2015 06:57 PM

Beautiful, beautiful … just ‘plane’ beautiful. What else is there to say?

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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