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Project by hotncold posted 09-26-2015 03:02 PM 1725 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve had this metal Craftsman bench for years with only 2 drawers that were so deep that they just invited chaos. It seemed like it was only used to store things (that means piled on top) that hadn’t yet found a home.

Finally had enough and got busy replacing it with something more useful and much nicer to look at.
Went from 2 deep drawers to 12 “just right size” drawers! Just basic birch ply construction with full extension drawer slides. I used lock rabbet joints for the drawers and they are all trimmed with walnut to match my earlier ””Foreman bench and finished with multiple coats of wipe on Poly.

The bottom 3 spaces (not completed yet) will become “slide-outs” instead of drawers.
(The last pic shows the original eyesore!)

You just can’t have too many drawers!!

Thanks for looking and your comments are welcomed!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee





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hoss12992

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#1 posted 09-26-2015 03:06 PM

That is really cool and well thought out. Can’t ever have too much storage. Great job

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#2 posted 09-26-2015 03:14 PM

I’m with you on the depth of the drawers. You want storage but it should be efficient storage. Thanks for sharing. Looks like my next project will be a storage/drawer re-build. RH

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#3 posted 09-26-2015 03:16 PM

Now that is quite an improvement Dennie! Are you thinking about some kaizen foam for those drawers?? Your showroom (I mean shop) is looking better than ever!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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bobasaurus

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#4 posted 09-26-2015 03:30 PM

That looks very handy, wish I had one myself.

-- Allen, Colorado

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hotncold

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#5 posted 09-26-2015 03:40 PM

Jeff- the foam is already purchased and waiting on me to decide the arrangement!!
(showroom/shop…too funny!)

Thanks everyone!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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SPalm

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#6 posted 09-26-2015 04:22 PM

Wow. I’m jealous.
Thin drawers are nice.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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LesB

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#7 posted 09-26-2015 04:29 PM

Really great addition to your shop. Nice work.
I was lucky enough to salvage a similar cabinet from a medical office. It is great for storage except the drawer slides are poor quality and constantly hang up. Replacing the slides is more cost and work that I want to do so I put up with them. It even came with the chemically inert top.
However, I still can’t seem to keep it clear of “stuff”. So good luck on that. LOL

-- Les B, Oregon

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JerryinCreek

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#8 posted 09-26-2015 05:34 PM

Nice project Dennie and it turned out great. Looks like you may have refinished the top too!

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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degoose

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#9 posted 09-26-2015 08:22 PM

Very nifty….

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Siegs

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#10 posted 09-26-2015 09:39 PM

Great job. Looks like a great storage solution and the size looks just right.

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 09-26-2015 11:20 PM

Arr,Arr, Arr..now that is a nice bench with great storage!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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lightcs1776

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#12 posted 09-27-2015 01:09 AM

Looks good. Lots of storage and a solid work area.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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Lance

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#13 posted 09-27-2015 02:36 AM

I like the theme, with the ply and walnut edge banding, my whole shop is like that! Looks awesome!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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Roger

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#14 posted 09-27-2015 01:29 PM

Oh yes yes yes!!! Super nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#15 posted 09-27-2015 01:52 PM

nice build

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