New shop! #6: Miter saw bench and storage

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Blog entry by Steve Felsheim posted 08-26-2016 04:47 PM 2287 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: I needed a new jointer Part 6 of New shop! series Part 7: I couldn't take it anymore »

I decided to build the miter bench featured on New Yankee Workshop (with a few changes). The design is great. Lots of storage and room to use other tools such as the hollow chisel mortiser and dovetail jig.

Starts with (basically) plywood boxes.

Then a sub top made from half lapped 2×4s.

On top of the 2×4 sub top, I put CDX plywood (its cheap) and Melamine for the final top. I like Melamine. Its smooth and cleans up easy.

Now for the drawers. Lots of drawers. 13 of them. I don’t normally use a dovetail jig for furniture, but its great for cabinet drawers. Nothing fancy here. 3/4 plywood and 1/2 bottoms.

Almost done, just a few handles left to install.

Here are some pictures of the drawers. Finally, a place for everything (well, almost :-)

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#1 posted 08-26-2016 09:51 PM

Looking good, I like the progress.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 08-27-2016 03:52 AM

Stellar job on the build of the miter saw station….Looks really good…’Ole Norm would be proud…!! You’ve made some good head way on the shop, too…! Nicely done…!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#3 posted 08-28-2016 05:18 AM

There is nothing like having a wood shop that is literally surrounded with wood walls. Looks like you’ve done a great job so far, far better than I could muster…

-- EdwardNorton

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