Shop Bench with lots of storage

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Project by Mainiac Matt posted 08-05-2012 02:02 AM 4142 views 20 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally wrapped this one up….

Blogged about it here....

I modified an open source design I downloaded off the web and used mostly extra MDF scavanged from a project finished long ago at work, which I bought on the cheap…

I started on the build years back, collecting materials and had most of the MDF cut to size, but I stalled when I had to give up my basement shop to store furniture when my mother-in-law sold her house. Now that I’ve set up a new basement shop, it was time to resurect this project.

The Bench is really heavy and solid… using a 1” MDF top with laminate on both sides and banded with solid wood.

Time to get organized!

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#1 posted 08-05-2012 04:55 AM

I sure is nice to have lots of drawers. I will be back working on mine as soon as the Olympics are over.

-- Steve in Oregon,

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#2 posted 08-05-2012 01:05 PM

That looks heavy duty! And you can store stuff between the “joists” during a project (like clamps). Excellent ideas there.


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#3 posted 08-05-2012 01:40 PM

great looking bench. You certainly have lots of storage, which is always in short supply and a very solid looking bench.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 08-05-2012 05:06 PM

Well done ! I also like the under-top storage areas : )

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#5 posted 08-05-2012 08:48 PM

Nice to have all that additional storage, huh? Congrats on making the Daily Top 3!

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#6 posted 08-06-2012 01:55 AM

I started filling more drawers tonight…. I’m going to use a label maker to ID contents… They all look alike

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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