|Project by Bricofleur||posted 12-11-2010 12:27 AM||6325 views||22 times favorited||16 comments|
The cabinet is made out of 3/4” MDF. The sides have 1/8” dadoes, 3/16” deep, to match the outside lip of the trays. Top and bottom are also 3/4” MDF while the back is 5/16” MDF. All joints are dadoes and rabbeted, glued and screwed. For the back I only used glue and brads. To space the side dadoes, I made few tests on a scrap stick to calculate the distance needed between each drawer to match the available height of 17.5” between the shelf and the upper cross braces of my workbench. I was able to make 2 rows of 10 plastic trays, evenly spaced.
I now have several small tools available within my workbench as well as many accessories like router brass guides, Miller dowels, pencils, markers, compass, etc.
Years ago I bought the white plastic pulls for $0.25 each at a flea market. Am I glad I did even is it was only “just in case of”? The bad news is that I had only 19. Luckily I found the missing one at my local home center, but I paid the full price: $1. But it was worth it!
Finally, I applied two coats of gloss polyurethane to protect my investment.
It is a great addition in my workbench and my workshop.
You can see it on this page of my website as well, explained in both English and French.
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