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Forum topic by hiramelu posted 02-23-2010 11:49 PM 899 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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.)

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#1 posted 06-04-2010 07:14 AM

Regarding your doors, it is a matter of preference. I am not into aesthetics that much in my shop furniture, so I just cut them out of plywood and hung them. Done.

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#2 posted 06-04-2010 07:19 AM

It’s all in what kind of look you want as to style of doors and your experiance in making doors.

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