Workbench with Built-In Storage Cabinets

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Project by ToddinNH posted 03-10-2012 06:11 PM 6686 views 13 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m in the process of building a new shop in the attic space above my garage. One of the projects I just finished in the shop is a new workbench with storage cabinets. The bench will serve as a work space for small projects and an area for charging cordless tools.

Above the bench are two shelves for storing cordless drills, impact drivers and other misc tools. One shelf holds all the chargers that I use for my cordless tools.

The bench includes some drawers for storing batteries, drilling accessories and misc hand tools. The drawers have full extension glides and dovetail construction.

Below the drawers are doors for storing tool cases, larger cordless tools, and accessories.

-- Todd, the Tool Man -

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#1 posted 03-10-2012 06:34 PM

Wow, nice work area

-- Norman

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#2 posted 03-10-2012 06:40 PM

Cool, you don´t have to change the drill bit, just change the machine LOL…
that´s a very nice workshop.

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#3 posted 03-10-2012 06:45 PM

Nice cabinets!

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#4 posted 03-10-2012 07:32 PM

Wow, I thought I had a lot of drills, wanna help me explain to the wife why I need a few more? LOL. Very nice workbench, it should serve you well.

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this"

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#5 posted 03-10-2012 07:45 PM

I test tools for my web publications so I might have a few too many drills!

-- Todd, the Tool Man -

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#6 posted 03-10-2012 07:59 PM

That is really sharp, a fine work space.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 03-10-2012 10:29 PM

Very nice work. I love your collection of drills also! Have you any brief thoughts on the Dewalt 10.8v driver? I’ve been looking at this against a Makita for a while. Reviews seem varied!

Belated welcome to LJs by the way,

Thanks for sharing,


-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland -

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#8 posted 03-10-2012 10:32 PM

I”m very familiar with the new DEWALT 12V MAX system as I’ve been testing it for quite some time. Frankly it’s my top pick for 12 volt. I especially like the 12Volt impact driver.

Thanks for the kind words….LJs is great and I’m happy to have joined the group!

-- Todd, the Tool Man -

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#9 posted 03-10-2012 11:22 PM

Very nice! Great use of the attic space

-- --Now we are surrounded sir. "Excellent private, now we can attack in any direction."

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#10 posted 03-11-2012 04:28 AM

You obviously have a MUCH larger attic than I do, congrats. It looks fantastic so far…

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#11 posted 03-11-2012 08:33 AM

I wasn’t aware of this system. I don’t think it is available in the UK as yet, although, a quick look online shows this drill marketed as 12vmax but with a 10.8v battery! More research I think!

Thanks again,


-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland -

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#12 posted 03-11-2012 01:36 PM

@ albachippie – Yes the 12v MAX system is really a 10.8v battery. If you look at the fine print it’s 12 volts at no load. If I’m correct the 10.8 was introduced in Europe before it was here in the states. Great driver non the less.

-- Todd, the Tool Man -

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#13 posted 03-11-2012 01:52 PM

Fine work on the cabinets. Do you also do the cutting, sanding and finishing there also, or is this area just for testing ?

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#14 posted 03-11-2012 02:04 PM


Very nice shop build.

Thanks for sharing and thanks for input on the Dewalt impact driver. I have been wanting to add one to my shop. Can you share the Dewalt model #?

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#15 posted 03-11-2012 02:17 PM

@ GrandpaLen – That’s only one bench in my shop. I have a miter saw station, I’ve got a UniSaw up there, and soon I’ll have a large outfeed/assembly table. You can see more of it if you look at my shop section. Or you can see it in more detail here:

@ Viking – The new DEWALT is really nice! You can read all about it and the model number on my site:

-- Todd, the Tool Man -

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