Additional Storage In My Bench

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Project by sedcokid posted 11-07-2013 01:05 PM 2001 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed more storage in my bench, I had only one shelf in this section behind the door. I made three drawers that are pretty hefty. They are all made from 3/4” plywood and the drawer glides are full extension and rated for 100 lbs. As you can see they are full!!

Thanks for looking and as always all comments are welcome!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#1 posted 11-07-2013 01:24 PM

seems we never have enough storage
drawers are my preferred ones too
shelves just hide things
after the sawdust coats everything
in a neutral color
drawers can be dedicated
shelves are just ‘catch-all’s’

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 11-07-2013 01:27 PM

I love it. You can never have too much storage space. Being on drawers like that is nice fin find things!!
Good job, Chuck!.............Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 11-07-2013 01:34 PM

Nice use of the space.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 11-07-2013 01:46 PM

Nice drawers Chuck, space is always at a premium in our shops.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#5 posted 11-07-2013 02:02 PM

Way Cool!!! Full extension is the way to go….

-- Dennis Stallings; I am what I am,And that's all what I am...

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#6 posted 11-07-2013 02:32 PM

Great use of the space Chuck. Looks like you have it all nice and organized and by the looks of the pic you need the 100 lb rated slides. Well done !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#7 posted 11-07-2013 02:49 PM

Well done. Got to love accessible storage.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#8 posted 11-07-2013 03:26 PM

Nice addition to your bench, Chuck. I like storage behind doors. Drawers keep things neater and allow you to dedicate spaces for particular items. Not to mention keeping dust out.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#9 posted 11-07-2013 05:30 PM

Additional storage in a work bench….....

-- " It's a rat race out there, and the rats are winning....!!"

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#10 posted 11-07-2013 06:51 PM

Great idea, Chuck! It sure doesn’t take long to find things to fill those voids, does it!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 11-07-2013 09:59 PM

I love what you did there man! Such a brilliant idea. An additional organizer in the shop. Good job.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#12 posted 11-07-2013 10:26 PM

Nice storage solution.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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