|Project by Paul||posted 03-13-2007 09:05 PM||3345 views||5 times favorited||14 comments|
Three to five years ago(?), American Woodworker Magazine had an “Ultimate Workbench” as a cover story. It was basically three plywood boxes bound together as a heavy solid base with a frame and panel exterior applied to conceal the boxes. Each “box” was open on the front and provided space for under bench storage. In the magazine, the two end boxes had doors concealing three interior drawers and the center box held three exposed doors.
I created my own “Craftsman/Mission” style exterior shell and eliminated the doors on the outer boxes. I took the bench top from my previous bench and mounted it on this new base. Except for the quartersawn veneer and 2/3rds of the drawers slides, much of this bench was created from “found” wood in oak pallets, plywood and even a particle board desk top & ping pong table top that was being thrown away. Too cheap to buy the reproduction craftsman drawer pulls, I designed and made my own.
-- Paul, Texas