Bench Drawers

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Project by Boneski posted 1499 days ago 2070 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The last step in the construction of my assembly table was to make some drawers for it.

I started by purchasing some fairly cheap 12 and 9mm poplar core ply for the carcases and drawers.

The carcase construction was fairly straight forward – nothing fancy. For the drawers, I used a drawer lock joint and the standard rabbet slot base construction.

The back is a peice of the 9mm ply. I made the moulding on the router table with two custom profiles, although the top looks the same. I used a pencil round shadow line edge to hide any excessive gaps…. Of course I didn’t need this feature because it all turned out to be a real nice fit.

The drawer faces are cope and stick / raised panel made from clear pine. These came out pretty good for a first effort employing this construction method… probably a little too good for a work bench.

I gave the whole bench a drink of linseed oil and turps. The clear pine on the drawer faces came up real yellow. Nice.

The last two pics show the beginning of drawer population. Things are starting to find a home.

-- Blinded by brilliance

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#1 posted 1499 days ago

Looking good, one can never have too many drawers!

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#2 posted 1499 days ago


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 1499 days ago

Good stuff!

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#4 posted 1499 days ago

Like that design a lot! I have a groz as well, but didn’t use it because I’d have to cut into the top to mount. I’m going to install a front vise instead. It will use the face of the table as one side of the vise ‘jaw’.

Interesting wheel assembly. With all the weight of the table and now the drawers, how do you place the wheels underneath to move it? Do you have to lift the bench?

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#5 posted 1499 days ago

Love to see organized storage areas. Very nicely done.

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#6 posted 1499 days ago

Ron, the Groz is nice. Only had to take a little slice out of the bench compared to the chunk I chopped out for the tail vise.
You need to lift the bench to drop the wheels down. It’s freaking heavy with the drawers, but as I only need to move it once every 2 weeks, I can manage….. Just.

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#7 posted 1496 days ago

Great work!!!!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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