Finally Completed Work Bench and Storage

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Project by Brad posted 09-15-2008 04:53 AM 3391 views 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m finally finished with my workbench and drawers. I am going to put a few coats of Zinzer Varnish on there next weekend but for now all the construction is done! The drawers are full extension 30” deep and about 32” wide. Doing all of the dovetails for the drawers took awhile and I think from now on I doubt I’ll do dovetails with plywood… to much dang chipout.

-- Brad --

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#1 posted 09-15-2008 04:59 AM

Awesome! Love the drawer layout.

-- Jason

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Douglas Krueger

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#2 posted 09-15-2008 10:23 AM

Very nicely done and a well though out layout. I am in the process of adding drawer/shelf storage to my bench but it will not turn out near as good as yours.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#3 posted 09-15-2008 10:44 AM

can you come build me drawers?? .... nice job dude.

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#4 posted 09-15-2008 12:34 PM

Are your sure that is a work bench and not an alter where 2X4’s get sacrificed? Great piece of work and lots of storage.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 09-15-2008 02:00 PM

Hey Brad;

Looks like you have the same obsessive compulsive disorder I have.

Great job, and very nice organized.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 09-15-2008 03:12 PM

Very nice!

Lets see how organized your drawers will be in a month! :-)

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 09-15-2008 04:06 PM

I really like the drawer design on the bottom. I would have to have cabinet doors on the top, with living in the timber and all (the mice think they own the joint).

Great job on this, very nice bench!!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#8 posted 09-15-2008 04:50 PM

very nice…what is the table/top made out of? great job!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 09-15-2008 06:07 PM

very very nice! Norm would be very proud! Plywood likes to chip out no matter what you are routing….

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#10 posted 09-15-2008 08:18 PM

wow huge, i wish i had that much space for storage hee hee

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#11 posted 09-15-2008 08:51 PM

Actually “BrianinPA” I do keep the Arc of the Covenant in the big middle drawer. So in a way i guess it is an alter of sorts ;)

I’m actually thinking on integrating some sorta of T-slot system into the front so i can mount various things to the bench when i need them.

-- Brad --

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#12 posted 09-15-2008 10:48 PM

Came out really good loking. That should help keep tools organized.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#13 posted 11-26-2008 07:35 AM

actually the top is 1/8 inch hardboard. The wood trim sits flush with the hardboard and since the hardboard is doublesided when one side is nice and mangled you can flip it over and you have a nice new work surface. Someone has made a comment about water rings when i first made it so i got paranoid and coated the whole top with a coat of wax. Needles to say nothing sticks or stains it.

- Brad

-- Brad --

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