Workbench Storage

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Project by Raider posted 754 days ago 2736 views 24 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted the workbench previously. It was modeled after FWW’s Essential Bench, and the storage cabinets are also from FWW. It is built as two separate cabinets for ease of moving it around and such. 5 drawers on one cabinet and 4 in the other. Birch ply for the carcass, maple leftover from the bench to face the ply, and Jatoba for the drawer fronts. Full extension 100# drawer slides, and simple finger pulls for hardware.

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#1 posted 754 days ago

Great bench and outstanding storage. You will appreciate all of the storage. Great job!

-- Making sawdust and memories through woodworking.

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#2 posted 754 days ago

Looks great and a lot of storage too. Well done, the only thing that could make it better, is if it were in my shop.

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#3 posted 754 days ago

Looks great, does what you intended, what could be better.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#4 posted 754 days ago

Very nice! In the process of building some boxes under the bench myself. What material are the handles?

Great work….thanks.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#5 posted 754 days ago

The pulls are aluminum from here. I wanted something unobtrusive that wouldn’t hide the drawer fronts. I thought about some standard bar type pulls, but they were too thick.

Thanks for all your comments.

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#6 posted 754 days ago

Fantastic work, I can only imagine the planning you had to do to make the bench and the drawer sets come together. Add that to quality craftsmanship…very impressive!
Your work bench is furniture quality! The color contrast is fantastic too.

I see you linked where you found your pulls; is there any chance you have a cut list/board foot quantity of materials you used to make the bench? and drawers?

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#7 posted 754 days ago

What a great bench, Almost too nice to use! Enjoy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 754 days ago

That’s an awesome workbench! I’ve been thinking about designing something up similar to that lately. I really like that style of workbench and I wanted something with storage. Nicely done.

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 754 days ago

That is the most beautiful bench I have ever seen…(at least that I can recall).

Great job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 754 days ago

Unfortunately I do not have a cut list, or board foot quantity. Its been too long since I bought the wood for the bench to remember that, but the cabinets were a little more recent. I bought:

1- 4’x8’x3/4” sheet of shop grade birch plywood for carcass
3- 1”x4”x16’ poplar for the drawer sides of 6 of the 9 drawers
1- 1”x6”x16’ poplar for the one tall drawer and 2 small drawers
2- 5’x5’x1/2” Baltic Birch ply for the drawer bottoms and back of the boxes.
Then I think I used about 6 b.f. of Jatoba for the drawer fronts.

You can find plans on Fine Wood Worker for the bench and the cabinet (2 separate sets of plans). I customized the size for my needs and the lengths of wood that I had.

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#11 posted 754 days ago

very nice….

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#12 posted 754 days ago

Beautiful work could I Get the plans for this project much appreciated.

-- Chicago area

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#13 posted 753 days ago

More great work my friend

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#14 posted 752 days ago

I have three drawers that are approx the same dimensions as your drawers. I think I am going to split them like you did. Great work thanks for the share!

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