Workbench with Drawers

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Project by mbs posted 1060 days ago 2824 views 8 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this workbench a few years ago mostly out of scrap pcs I had in the shop. Sorry it’s so dusty! The drawer are solid wood construction with dovetails. If I had to do it all over again, I would have put 100% drawer glides on it. Otherwise it’s been a good bench.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#1 posted 1060 days ago

That’s a great bench with ton’s of storage great job.

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#2 posted 1060 days ago

Good storage solution..

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#3 posted 1060 days ago

Perfect !!
I guess with a bench like this you would have to really nit pick to find and area of improvment. Nice variety of vises, tons of storage and a top with made that much more awesome by the use of contrasting colored woods. Nice touch.

This is a great bench, thanks for shring your work.

Does that shop radio have a cassetT player? If that’s an RCA model I have the same one.

-- Anthony

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#4 posted 1060 days ago

Wonderful bench.
Yes all that storage looks like a dream.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 1060 days ago

The radio had a cassette player. It was a pioneer brand purchased in 1980!

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#6 posted 1060 days ago

Funny world I am just about to make such a bench.Though mine will be made from mostly white pine and pieces of mahogony I have I will be using some architects drawers fully sliding to make it.Yours looks stunning , a really lovely bench Alistair

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#7 posted 1060 days ago

Very nice. I want one!

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#8 posted 1060 days ago

With a beauty like that to work on, I bet your next project isn’t going to take 15 months to post !
Very nice job indeed!

-- Having fun...Eric

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#9 posted 1059 days ago

What a great bench and I love drawers for storage! Well done!!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#10 posted 1059 days ago

Very nice looking Workbench & Drawers.
What are the height of the cabinet for the drawers? What are the height of the drawers and why?
Would you have used Full extension opening drawer slides?
Thank you for sharing your Workbench & Drawers. I will be building mine in October. I need all the Information I can get.

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#11 posted 1058 days ago

Really nice bench! I bet that there is a lot of storage in all of those drawers.

I see a pellet gun on the bench in one of the pictures. I am into pellet guns as another hobby. What is the one pictured on the bench?

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#12 posted 1058 days ago

That’s a very solid looking bench and with all of those drawers it is so functional. Good work.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 1055 days ago

I’m out of town now and don’t have access to the bench for measurements. I would definetly use full extension glides next time. The drawers range in height from about 3” for screwdirvers and 9” for routers.

I’ve had the pellet gun for quite a while. I don’t recall the brand but it’s a single pump gun I bought from walmart.

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