Alex's "Little Shop Upgrade", up there in Flatwork, reminded me that I have yet to post piccys of my latest addition.
In the never ending quest for additional shop space/storage/organization, I have added a set of drawers under a bench in my shop.
Here's the bench & it's attendant mess before the addition:
Now it has a whole NEW mess, but with some drawers under it.
You can see from this one that I left just enough space between the top of the cabinet and the bench top rail to fit some clamps into.
And here's one of a drawer.
Pretty simple, really - just 3 panels of 3/4 ply, with a couple of stretchers across bottom, top & back to hold the shape - and false fronts on the drawer boxes sized to hide the raw ply edges - I wasn't gonna bother with a face frame for a simple utilitarian shop cabinet. The drawer boxes are 1/2 ply, with 1/4 ply bottom, lock-miter routed for assembly. And the false fronts - that's where I got tricky - the bottom pair are red oak, middle pair are poplar & the top pair are pine, with a fairly simple profile routed around the edges, then I hit them all with a coat of the same light stain/poly combo, just to see how this stain looked on these different woods. I see the thing as not only expanded storage space, but a comparative finishes experiment, at the same time.
Full-extension 100 pound slides for the drawers, as well - I figure I'm gonna load a shop drawer down & abuse it, right?
Thanks for looking.
-Kevin in Indy