|Forum topic by hiramelu||posted 02-23-2010 11:49 PM||820 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
02-23-2010 11:49 PM
I am working on a workbench cabinet for my garage. The sides and back are enclosed with 3/8” plywood. The bench dimensions are is 2 layers of plywood ¾”x30”x77” (benchtop work surface), 40½”x27”x75” (base framework of 2×4 lumber), ¼”x27”x75” (upper shelf) plywood, ¾”x15”x75” (middle shelf) plywood, and ¾”x27”x75” (lower shelf) plywood. Everything is screwed and glued, including the main joints which are 2½” and 3½” countersunk lag bolted.
I am now contemplating on how best to construct the doors, i.e. plywood, framed or not, inset or not. I am considering the framing of the benchtop, the installation of some bench stops and a wood vise.
Also, does anyone have ideas on how I could achieve bench wheel manueverability with height adjustment much like that of a Shopsmith? This unit is already a beast to manage moving around. I can only imagine once it’s loaded!
(I apologize for the absence of pictures as this is being worked on.)