Workbench Drawer

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Project by Jeremy posted 08-15-2009 09:59 PM 2985 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of my latest projects and the story goes somthing like this! During the summer months I work for a Musical Instrument Repair shop. We have many benches but only a couple have drawers to stoe away tools. This proved to be somewhat annoying to store many tools on the bench where they get in the way. Here, above, is the solution to this problem.

This is my first attempt at drawer making and I thought it turned out quite well. Made of poplar and hung on 2×4 under the bend top, I used my PC dovetailing jig and router to fasten the pieces together. The sliders may have been a little bit of an over kill with a 100lb weight limit but when open, the drawer can be used as an arm rest during breaks! HAHA! The drawer pull was somewhat of a after thought so its nothing more than a piece of walnut trim that I had left over from another project. I just gouged out the underside so that there was somthing to grab onto. No big deal…

All comments positive and negative are welcome as this is how I learn!

-- Jeremy, Rochester, NY

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John Stegall

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#1 posted 08-15-2009 10:25 PM

Great idea…as soon as it drops below say 90 degrees in my shop (read storage building) maybe I will get around to one of those.

-- jstegall

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#2 posted 08-15-2009 10:50 PM

That was a great way to add some storage space.
That looks like it’ll hold a lot.
Good job!

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#3 posted 08-15-2009 11:46 PM

good job look really well made

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 08-16-2009 03:08 AM

Nice drawer!

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#5 posted 08-16-2009 04:48 AM

Thanks fellas! I’m all about functional pieces! I like to build stuff I’m going to use. I appreciate your comments!

-- Jeremy, Rochester, NY

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