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Under-workbench storage #4: Drawer fronts

01-05-2021 07:42 PM by Ross Leidy | 0 comments »

I’ll be building the drawer fronts from MDF, edged with anigre, with an anigre veneer on the front (just because I have a lot of anigre). As a proof of concept, I started with just one drawer face – the smallest one. I figure that if my cabinet opening is not exactly square, I can plane off a little of the edge banding to get an even reveal in the opening. I made an MDF template for routing the arc. I used a scrap of cherry to add a fence to the bottom. This is to i...

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Under-workbench storage #3: Building and installing the drawer boxes

01-05-2021 06:55 PM by Ross Leidy | 0 comments »

So without laying out the cuts beforehand, I bought a single sheet of HD 1/2” birch plywood thinking that would be plenty. Nope. It will be enough for one side, and maybe both smaller drawers on the other side, but I’ll have to make another trip for another sheet. I did have to pause here to build a crosscut sled for the table saw. Once done, I sectioned the plywood with the track saw and cut pieces to final dimensions on the table saw. I assembled the front/bottom/back and...

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Under-workbench storage #2: Drawer planning

01-05-2021 04:12 PM by Ross Leidy | 4 comments »

The plan for the drawers: Four drawers in each opening, small at the top to large at the bottom. I didn’t list out just what I would keep in the drawers ahead of time, but I knew I’d want a mix of sizes for various sized items. Inset drawer fronts – I like the look Recessed drawer pulls – I don’t want to be knocking my shins on knobs or handles while I’m sitting at the bench. Simple 1/2” ply drawer boxes Veneered MDF drawer front Side-m...

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Under-workbench storage #1: Getting Started

01-04-2021 07:37 PM by Ross Leidy | 2 comments »

During my Christmas staycation, I finally dedicated some time and brain power to working out a better layout for my small shop. While I don’t think I found the silver bullet, I did arrive at a layout that is more space-efficient just feels more open. What I realized as I was moving things and cleaning house was that I need more storage. Everywhere. One area that was severely under utilized was under my workbench. What I had was a single shelf that was kind of a catch-all, and I dec...

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Personal Projects #1: Steamer Trunk ~ Blanket Chest

04-29-2018 08:14 PM by John Smith | 9 comments »

A few years ago, my 8yo granddaughter saw an antique steamer trunk at a yard sale and fell in love with it. Going through school, she learned that that style of trunk was used back in the days before airplane travelwas common and people traveled on cruise ships such as the Queen Mary (and the Titanic).for their vacations that could last up to 6 months or more. So they carried ever...

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Floor Drill Press Cabinet #1: Modified Woodsmith Plan for Drill Press Cabinet

10-19-2017 02:57 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

In my 3-car garage woodshop I am getting everything that I can on mobile bases. I place my Grizzly floor drill press on a wide mobile. I did that so it would not be tippy. I know that in some shops the owners drill their drill presses to the floor. I settled for a large mobile base. It has been working well. What I wanted to go with it is a cabinet so I could store everything related to drilling near the drill press. I had noticed early on Woodsmith’s drill press upgrade woodwor...

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Charles Mackintosh Inspired Computer Desk #6: Drawers

10-07-2017 12:12 PM by EarlS | 1 comment »

Seems like there is always something that needs to be taken care of during the time I could be working on my wood working projects. I have to say I’m jealous of some of the other LJ’s and how quickly they can move through a project. Still, I have managed to finish the construction phase of the desk. The drawers are standard dovetail construction with a 1/4” walnut bottom slid into a slot 1/4” off the bottom edge of the drawer. Here’s my version of a dovetai...

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Modern Computer Desk #8: Building the drawers

04-29-2017 01:47 PM by Ron Stewart | 0 comments »

I have a confession to make. I’m a lazy drawer box builder. I have the utmost respect for those who create heirloom-quality dovetailed drawers, but I’m not likely to join their ranks. I use 1/2” plywood (birch for this project) for the sides, 1/4” plywood for the bottoms, and pocket screws and glue for joinery. I do route a 1/4” square slot 1/4” from the bottom edge of each side in which to float the bottom, but that’s as fancy as I get. I used two...

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Installing Drawer Fronts

03-31-2017 12:14 AM by EarlS | 1 comment »

I’ve been building closet shelf organizers lately. I pre-built and finished all of the components before I started installation. This approach lends itself to an easier installation and a lot less heavy lifting. Once the basic cabinet is installed, insert the drawer boxes and start installing the fronts. All of my drawer boxes are 3/4” maple with through dovetails. I use 75# full extension ball bearing slides. The drawer box is 3/4” shorter than the opening betwe...

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Roll Around Tool Cabinet #19: Router a Recess Area for a Drawer Finger Pull?

02-24-2017 02:32 AM by HappyHowie | 4 comments »

Below is an image I took of the seven drawers stacked upon each other. In the image the drawers are just dry fitted. The dovetail drawer material is poplar with sapele hardwood fastened to the drawer fronts with double-side tape for the moment. I have not used any oil or finish on the hardwood as yet so its grain is not showing off as well as it will when oiled. However, it is already beautiful. I liked this look so much that I decided not to follow the plan I am using by drilling semi-...

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