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Project by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 04-09-2018 05:13 PM 1891 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am in a big reorganization mode in the shop for the past few weeks and I decided to take down an old wall cabinet and put a shelving unit in there instead.. you can see what it looked like before below

After deciding on what I want to achieve I set out some very basic plans and built the entire unit out of 2×4’s and since I was going to re-use the benchtop I already had in the picture above I didn’t need to make one.

I used Pocket Hole screw and glue to build it and I have to say its rock solid. The only thing that I wasn’t mad about it the height of the bench because I needed to fit my Router table under it which is about 42” high.

I also put 3 drawers for all my paints and stains since that was all stored in the wall cabinet I took down.

One more thing I purchased 10 full extension drawers slides on EBay at a great deal $50.00 and they were awesome if I had purchased 10 at Home Depot that would have set me back $160

Anyway I hop you like it and thanks for looking.

Ed

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at www.edscustomwoodcrafts.com





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EarlS

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#1 posted 04-09-2018 05:16 PM

The full extension drawer pulls are the way to go so you can use the entire shelf and still get to things that are in the back. Nice set up and a compact shop.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#2 posted 04-09-2018 06:07 PM



The full extension drawer pulls are the way to go so you can use the entire shelf and still get to things that are in the back. Nice set up and a compact shop.

- EarlS

Thanks and I agree with the slides

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at www.edscustomwoodcrafts.com

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 04-10-2018 01:26 AM

Looks good and I also am a believer in full extension ball bearing slides. On a side note your ceiling looks like mine did before I went on a tear trying to improve the lighting. My fix, white pegboard. Black sheetrock screws and no worrying about where the studs are easy to find with along screw. Was a tremendous improvement in lighting.

I know yet another project added to the list…
LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#4 posted 04-10-2018 02:09 AM



Looks good and I also am a believer in full extension ball bearing slides. On a side note your ceiling looks like mine did before I went on a tear trying to improve the lighting. My fix, white pegboard. Black sheetrock screws and no worrying about where the studs are easy to find with along screw. Was a tremendous improvement in lighting.

I know yet another project added to the list…
LOL

- woodbutcherbynight

I know it’s slresdy on my todo list as I just did half my shop with LED shoplights from BJ’s and it looks awesome but yea the insulation is a major eye sore but my next project in the shop will be either purchasing a dust collection system as that was another ulterior motive for this project as it frees up 24” ofcwall space to fit possible the Rockler Dust Right system

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at www.edscustomwoodcrafts.com

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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 04-10-2018 03:33 AM

I know it’s slresdy on my todo list as I just did half my shop with LED shoplights from BJ’s and it looks awesome but yea the insulation is a major eye sore but my next project in the shop will be either purchasing a dust collection system as that was another ulterior motive for this project as it frees up 24” ofcwall space to fit possible the Rockler Dust Right system

- EdsCustomWoodCrafts

Biggest improvement was the light, of course the eyesore as you mentioned was also a plus. LOL I am also in the middle of some reorganizing and building of cabinets and such. It never seems to end, still better than watching TV and goofing off. Now if I could just not have to go to work all day I would have more time.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Mainiac Matt

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#6 posted 04-10-2018 12:42 PM

You just helped me figure out where to store my router table… thanks!

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#7 posted 04-10-2018 01:39 PM



You just helped me figure out where to store my router table… thanks!

- Mainiac Matt

Glad I could help but there is a downside the bench is not really got working on it’s too high I router table is 42” high so the bench is a little higher but I have secondary table that I use most often

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at www.edscustomwoodcrafts.com

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woodshaver Tony C

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#8 posted 04-10-2018 02:36 PM

Looks good Ed! Nothing like making your shop work smoothly! I did the LED lights in my shop and what a great improvement; I recommend this upgrade. I’ll never use Floresences again!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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scribble

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#9 posted 04-10-2018 02:53 PM

DITTO!!!!


You just helped me figure out where to store my router table… thanks!

- Mainiac Matt


-- If you can't read it Scribble wrote it!! “Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”

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Scott Landry

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#10 posted 04-14-2018 09:43 AM

Love your router table/cabinet. Nice work.

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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