Map Chest - Workbench

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Project by jma213 posted 04-17-2015 06:56 PM 4633 views 13 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just wanted to share a picture of the progress on my workbench. Because I build furniture, I wanted my workbench to reflect the style of the furniture that I make. This is roughly 8 feet wide and 4 feet deep. Still working on the top – trying to understand my future needs for bench dogs, etc. The middle section are drawers that pull out for storage, while the ends are actually fake doors. They swing out for larger cabinet storage (like Shop Vac, etc).

Designed to look like an antique map chest – absolutely love the storage it provides.

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#1 posted 04-17-2015 07:13 PM

Love the map chest design.

Where did that just go?

I stole it. I ll use it somewhere.

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#2 posted 04-17-2015 08:02 PM

Looks awesome. have any pics of the build?

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#3 posted 04-17-2015 08:10 PM

The look is quite attractive to my eye. The door design is definitely an interesting thought. Might have to do a bit of rework on my shop bench now.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 04-17-2015 11:13 PM

love it

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#5 posted 04-18-2015 12:16 AM

Absolutely love it! I love that you gave me another way to look at building what I need with building what I’ve often dreamed about, but may not need. Great work too, my compliments

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#6 posted 04-18-2015 02:32 AM

Well done. Looks like furniture.

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#7 posted 04-18-2015 02:02 PM

Excellent, more photos, especially the drawers

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#8 posted 04-18-2015 02:38 PM

Nice! My bench is the same size, but has an MDF top and five 2-drawer file cabinets for storage. Not near as nice.

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#9 posted 04-18-2015 03:35 PM

Excellent. I absolutely love the drawers.

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#10 posted 04-18-2015 06:09 PM

Looks solid and unique, nice work.

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