Ideas for Garage-wall worktable with cabinets and drawers?

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Forum topic by Brett posted 01-16-2013 03:56 PM 1175 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-16-2013 03:56 PM

I’ve decided to build a work table for the side wall of my garage. I’d like it to be about 12 feet long by 2 feet deep, with drawers and cabinets underneath (sort of like a kitchen counter top and cabinets, but made with sturdy but lower-cost materials).

I have a separate Roubo workbench that I use for construction and assembly, so the worktable is intended partly for supporting bench-top tools (such as a drill press, a grinder, and a bandsaw) and partly for storage (I’d like to have both cabinets and drawers under the work surface). The worktable will need to be sturdy enough to support the bench-top tools I’ve described.

Can anyone refer me to plans or magazine articles that describe how to make such worktable? I don’t have a biscuit joiner or a pocket-hole jig, but I might by one if required.

(Note: my garage slopes about an inch from back to front, so I’d need to be able to build the work table so the surface is level).

-- More tools, fewer machines.

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#1 posted 01-16-2013 05:14 PM

Get your library, or buy from amazon, ebay . etc a few of the workbench books out there they are truly great books and will give you loads of ideas.I built a workbench along one wall have just shortened it a bit now it’s three quarter along the wall and it has storage underneath it and a workbench top on top I use it on top for a three phase tenon saw I bought and have just built a seperate workbench which I am enjoying immensly Have fun and I wish you well with your new project. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 01-16-2013 08:00 PM

Woodsmith # 74 has some nice ones. I built one years ago and I am thinking about making another, using pine and MDF they are cheap to build.

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#3 posted 01-16-2013 08:39 PM

Sounds like a good time to incorporate a miter saw station.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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