Lumber storage workbench

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Project by Kuffy posted 02-13-2017 06:35 AM 3928 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found myself with a bit of time on my hands without anything urgent to be done, so I thought I would spend the time doing ‘something’ to my workshop which will make it better. I decided on cleaning up my timber storage area which was creeping its way across the shop floor taking up more and more space with time.

I tossed around a few ideas in my head for a while, mostly thinking of building a floor to ceiling lumber storage racks which could hold the best part of about 4-5 cubic meters of timber. But that didn’t sit very well with me because I never have that much timber on hand at any one time and I really wanted another work surface/dumping-ground.

So I decided to build this lumber storage workbench which can hold one cubic meter of timber inside it plus whatever I need to on top of it if the situation ever arises. I love it, I am currently building my next hall table project and this second work surface is AWESOME to have.

The lower frame is made from MERCH pine. I don’t know if MERCH is well known around the world, but here in Australia “merch” is construction grade pine which didn’t make the grade. Basically the lowest possible garbage…which is cheap. The top is just a sheet of 16mm MDF…also relatively cheap when compared to a laminated solid timber top.

Approx dimensions are 2400mm long x 830mm wide x 890mm high.


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#1 posted 02-13-2017 11:23 AM

Looks really nice. You did a wonderful job. I built a similar table several weeks ago. We like ours too. Great minds think alike….....

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 02-14-2017 01:00 AM

Great idea! I need to do the same. I think I’ll make a solid shelf on one end for my very small pieces. I hate to throw away anything! You did a GREAT JOB!!!! Nice work!

-- Scott C. Marks, Fort Mill, South Carolina

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#3 posted 02-14-2017 01:18 AM

Awesome idea, need to make me one now, I could really use the storage. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 02-14-2017 04:47 AM

Thanks guys. The bench has been coming in handy these past few days.


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#5 posted 02-14-2017 04:55 AM

Very nice.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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