Work Bench Cabinet

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Project by GaryB posted 05-30-2008 07:21 PM 4963 views 31 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are several pictures of the cabinet I recently finished that will live below my workbench. I made to match the theme of my tool cabinet above the bench. The case is made from Cherry veneer ply with hardwood edges, the door and drawer fronts are from maple, and the handles are cocobolo. The drawers were more practice with hand cut dovetails, getting better, slowly, but I seem to find new mistakes to make! I made the sliding shelf behind the door from solid cherry (mostly small left overs), more dovetail practice. The whole piece is just resting on the stretchers of the bench for now, may have to attach if it moves around.

Should provide good storage for a while.

Thanks in advance for looking, and thanks to everyone for their thoughts and ideas,


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#1 posted 05-30-2008 07:34 PM


This maple has such a nice clean look to it, and compliments the table so well.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 05-30-2008 07:39 PM

This is ridiculously beautiful, and your shop is outrageously clean. You are making the rest of us look like slobs and amateurs. <g>

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 05-30-2008 07:43 PM

very nice job gary,you need to show a pic of this to rand.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#4 posted 05-30-2008 07:48 PM

very nice job

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#5 posted 05-30-2008 07:49 PM

Gorgeous! Truly awesome!

-- God bless! Freddo (Northern - NJ) Our Creator designed us to create - so use WOOD!

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#6 posted 05-30-2008 07:55 PM

Your love for woodworking shine nice and bright….Blkcherry

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Greg Wurst

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#7 posted 05-30-2008 08:02 PM

What is it with people making furniture-grade shop furniture! ;)

If I scuffed that while working I’d cry!

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#8 posted 05-30-2008 08:04 PM

I’m going to have to second CharlieM!! Sweet, but please try to clean up a bit…

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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#9 posted 05-30-2008 08:09 PM

very nice job gary,

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#10 posted 05-30-2008 08:28 PM

Woooooooow…. That’s all I can say… What a beautiful bench (and clean shop!)... great job, thanks for posting!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#11 posted 05-30-2008 08:37 PM


This is a gorgeous workbench. I daresay there are not many of us who would chose to use maple, cherry and cocobolo in shop furniture. Not only is the bench gorgeous but it also offers some much needed storage in your shop.

You have every right to be proud of this bench. Well done!!!!

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#12 posted 05-30-2008 08:46 PM

Gary does the local hospital use your shop for overflow surgery? Iam lost for words.

-- Billp

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#13 posted 05-30-2008 09:08 PM

great job. it must be nice to have that extra storage there. thanks for the post.

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#14 posted 05-30-2008 09:09 PM

Very nice, GaryB. Beautifully done. Great use of space.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#15 posted 05-30-2008 09:17 PM

My wide and I just closed on a new house and, I’m happy to say, a new opportunity to set up a shop .. one of these is definitely making its way into the design … <clicking>

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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