Workbench Cabinet

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Project by tlmarriott1 posted 12-11-2013 06:41 AM 3171 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built the workbench a little over a year ago and when I get a moment I might post pics of it too, but I just finished building the cabinet for some extra storage (one can never have enough).

My workbench is a knockdown design since we move pretty regularly. The top fits into the legs with inch and a quarter wooden dowels. The stringers between the legs are held in place with wedged loose tenons. The cabinet carcass is 1/2 inch birch plywood with a poplar cabinet face and oak drawer fronts and doors. The drawers are flush mounted, half-blind dovetail construction and are accessible from either side of the bench. It’s my first effort at building a cabinet and I’m pretty satisfied with the results.

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#1 posted 12-11-2013 07:15 AM

very nice…can’t have enough storage…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#2 posted 12-11-2013 10:52 AM

Very nice cabinet, lots of storage and looks great…nicely made.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 12-11-2013 12:55 PM

That is an excellent piece of work! I can hardly wait to see the bench.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#4 posted 12-11-2013 02:04 PM

That looks like a really great addition to the bench tl…. we all need extra storage for the stuff we aquire over time and this looks like a fine way to organize it…nice build

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#5 posted 12-11-2013 02:12 PM

Very nice – something that you will keep and enjoy for a long time.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#6 posted 12-11-2013 02:47 PM

Great looking storage, looks very nice, great build.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#7 posted 12-11-2013 04:08 PM

Nice looking bench and cabinet. It will make a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 12-13-2013 04:33 AM

A really great piece. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#9 posted 12-13-2013 03:27 PM

The cabinet turned out great! Looks fantastic.

I’d love to see pics of the bench build. Planning to do one in the near future and trying to gather ideas.

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