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Project by edwood1975 posted 08-26-2015 05:44 PM 2793 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I knew eventually that after a year or so I needed to convert all the space in my workbench to useable storage space and I decided to draw this plan together on my trusty Sketchup

.. the materials I used was
: 1 sheet of 3/4” MDF for the frame of the unit
: I repurposed some 3/4” plywood for all the shelves and whatever scrap I had leftover from other projects..

Joinery:
I used my Kreg K4 Pocket hole jig to join the frame together and supported it into the existing base and top of the workbench and glued it as well..

shelves:
since I needed a lot of shelves and they also needed to be adjustable for future needs I used my shelf pin jig also from Kreg and they worked out awesome.

at the end of the whole project I now have storage space for all my small power tools and fences for my various portable units ( eg router table fence), Kreg jigs, sanders, circular saw and the like.. And not to forget my drill press and table

I have to say for $40 this project turned out better than I expected and I also put all my stains,finishes and glues all within reach of my my main project assembly area..

I hope you like..

-- Ed





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Rockfoot

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#1 posted 08-27-2015 12:34 PM

Nice use of space.

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MT_Stringer

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#2 posted 08-27-2015 05:31 PM

That turned out nice, from design to finished project.

I might add, a drawer or two would really come in handy. My shop/garage forces me to do all of my work in a very small area. Having a drawer under the worktable provides room for pencils, measuring tools, etc. The other drawers are full of clamps. For basic stuff, I don’t even have to turn around or walk away. Everything is within easy reach.

Looks like your bench would be an easy retrofit for a drawer.
This is what I am talking about…

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#3 posted 08-28-2015 12:15 AM

Great bench with a lot of nice storage.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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