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I built this bench about 20 or so years ago from birch I fell and had sawed out from my Dad’s farm. When I built the bench I also cut out all the lumber for the drawers in the lower cabinet. I always had other priorities and never found the time or money for the plywood for the case. Last winter I finally got tired of moving the stack of drawer lumber. I bought a sheet of plywood and built the lower cabinet. I was my first attempt at box joints. They came out fairly well. I did learn a lot. I am looking forward to making more. The plans for the bench came from Woodsmith # 50.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#1 posted 06-30-2012 10:06 PM

Great bench. Looks very sturdy and well layed out with lots of storage.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#2 posted 07-01-2012 06:56 AM

20 years old and it looks brand new well done

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#3 posted 07-05-2012 03:02 AM

Well I like it. Did the addition of the drawers make it more rigid or have you noticed any difference at all. Have you figured out what you are planning to store in it. Have a great day.

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#4 posted 07-05-2012 11:51 AM

I didn’t notice any difference. The top is about 3 1/2 in thick. I am sure the additional weight of the cabinets helps keep it in place. I have put quite a few tools and a lot of the things that used to clutter the top in the drawers. It keeps them handy but now I don
t have to find a place for them when I want to use the bench. I use it a lot more now that I don’t have to clean it off to use it.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#5 posted 10-08-2014 02:48 AM

Nice job!

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