Workbench with Drawers

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Project by mbs posted 09-04-2011 05:29 PM 3919 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.

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#1 posted 09-04-2011 05:50 PM

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

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#2 posted 09-04-2011 05:56 PM

Good storage solution..

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#3 posted 09-04-2011 07:02 PM

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.

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#4 posted 09-04-2011 07:24 PM

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 09-04-2011 07:52 PM

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

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#6 posted 09-04-2011 08:23 PM

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 09-04-2011 09:18 PM

Very nice. I want one!

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#8 posted 09-04-2011 09:53 PM

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!

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

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#9 posted 09-05-2011 12:25 AM

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 09-05-2011 02:02 AM

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 09-06-2011 06:26 AM

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 09-06-2011 03:21 PM

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 09-09-2011 05:10 PM

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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