New drawers for my Workbench

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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 07-25-2017 12:54 AM 4153 views 9 times favorited 50 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally decided how to use the space under my workbench. New drawers!
I picked up three sheet of plywood at the HD’s A sheet of 3/4” for the box’s, a sheet of 1/2” for the drawers and a sheet of birch 1/4” for the drawer bottoms. The runners are from ebay
Soft close hydraulic full extension ball bearing slides 100lbs
Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 07-25-2017 01:31 AM

Looking good. Like the modular boxes. Should add some weight to thebench too.

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#2 posted 07-25-2017 01:33 AM

Beautiful work.

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#3 posted 07-25-2017 01:36 AM

Thanks Ben & Wayne,
The boxes and drawers (empty) weigh in at 52 lbs each. With the added weight the bench is 272 lbs now. And the lift system still works just fine.

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#4 posted 07-25-2017 01:38 AM

That looks awesome and I love the bench as well.. I’m thinking at some point this winter to make a traditional style workbench

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#5 posted 07-25-2017 01:48 AM

Thanks Ed,
I’m a light duty woodworker now. So this bench is perfect for what I do. But I do love those traditional benches. I drool every time see one posted here. :)

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#6 posted 07-25-2017 01:51 AM

Nice work, always good to have someplace to put your tools, or other items.

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#7 posted 07-25-2017 02:13 AM

Those are some dandy looking drawers for that dandy looking bench.

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#8 posted 07-25-2017 02:43 AM

Fine work on those drawers Tony. I would even put my important papers in them if I had any. Soft close slides, Wow, we don’t even have them in our kitchen. Nice job on the handles, I will have to keep that style in mind.
You still have some room behind the cabinets, a good place to hang some bar clamps. For an all plywood job, it looks great. Now go cool off in the air conditioned room.

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#9 posted 07-25-2017 02:57 AM

Thanks, woodbutcherbynight,
It didn’t take me long to load them up! I could use more!

Thnaks Bob,
I think my wife is jealous of my drawers! LOL!

Thnaks doubleDD,
I’ve been thinking of what to do in the back and I guess your idea of clamps would work just fine. Seems this project has no end to it. I got the idea about the handles from our roll top desk. My Horizontal Mortise machine came in handy for making those!

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#10 posted 07-25-2017 03:09 AM

Hi Tony,
Fantastic looking drawers, they really match the bench well. You are too good mate.
Glad that the lift mechanism still handles the extra weight.
Congratulations on the No.1 award.


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#11 posted 07-25-2017 03:20 AM

a very nice addition to your awesome work table ….GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

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#12 posted 07-25-2017 03:52 AM

They look great Tony and I love the bench!

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#13 posted 07-25-2017 04:07 AM

great looking storage and bench

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#14 posted 07-25-2017 04:26 AM

Very classy looking. Great workbench.

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#15 posted 07-25-2017 05:25 AM

That’s he best way you can use this space. I like those pulls.

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