Work Bench

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Project by WoodScrap posted 1094 days ago 4609 views 45 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This workbench is a built-in, approximately 16’ long. My first in the new shop. I used birch inside and red oak outside. Replaceable hardboard top. 38 drawers (Whew!) but I now have storage to spare. The pegboard hides the circuit box on the left end so I don’t lose the space. The upper cabinets are store bought but the rest were hand built. I put cork on the outside of the cabinet doors and erasable white boards inside. All drawers are divided in multiple locations so I can break them up anywhere from one open drawer to nine compartments. All varying sizes. The upper area holds my empty cases. Still need to build in some chisel holders, etc. but I love the space. More to come….

Thanks for looking.


-- Rick -Tulsa

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Don W

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#1 posted 1094 days ago

When you make a workbench…...., you make a workbench! I’m not sure I could work on anything that nice and that clean. I’d be afraid to mess it up. Like mowing the lawn with a suit on.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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Marty Eargle

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#2 posted 1094 days ago

But where’s all the scraps and loose screws and dust and empty containers and nick nacks?! That doesn’t look like any work bench I’ve ever seen!


-- Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it. -Mark Twain

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#3 posted 1094 days ago

Marty said it all—-heck my house isn’t that clean!

-- "certified sawdust maker"

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#4 posted 1094 days ago

Great layout. I am fortunate to have a blank wall and you have given me some great ideas.

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#5 posted 1094 days ago

You can tell us the truth! lol
But I’m sure you told your wife that it’s her new kitchen and you haven’t picked your tools up yet.
I would tell my wife the same thing.
Real nice, hope my shop will look like that someday.

-- Chuck

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#6 posted 1094 days ago

With everything that organized, you are making the rest of us look bad. Nice bench and organization. Very well done.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#7 posted 1094 days ago

Now that is a bench to be proud of !!! Good use of the space.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#8 posted 1094 days ago

Great Lookin Job But where is The Saw Dust

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#9 posted 1094 days ago

just perfect… I don’t even want to write anymore. haha

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Rick Dennington

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#10 posted 1094 days ago


As I said on your miter saw project, you’ve done a fantastic job here also with the work bench. I like a nice, clean work area, as your’s is, and it makes for a better work enviroment when it’s clean. I’m a stickler when it comes to having a clean shop, and makes it more fun in the shop. I don’t call it work, I call it enjoying what you like to do…..Keep on keeping on….. Rick.

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#11 posted 1094 days ago

Very nice, clean, organized…but as jim asked…where’s the sawdust?

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#12 posted 1094 days ago


-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#13 posted 1094 days ago

Now where did I but my scratch awl….....I know it’s in one of these drawers.
Fantastic bench.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#14 posted 1094 days ago

Great idea on the cork and dry erase boards on the doors.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#15 posted 1093 days ago


-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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