Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Workbench Part V: The Drawers are Complete

 Finally the terrain making workbench is finished.  OK, "finished" might be a bit strong as workbenches are constantly tinkered with but it's close enough.

The last step was to build two large drawers.  One will hold my "large scale" scenery making supplies (pictured) and the other will hold often used tools and manuals
 The drawers are made out of stock 1/2 inch wide  plywood and each drawer measures 32 inches wide by 38.5 inches deep and 3 inches of interior height.

The second picture show's one of the assembled drawers being planed to ensure a smooth fit.
 A picture of the first test fitting with all the side parts cut.  The drawers rest on a pair of 2x4 "guides" and will be very strong.  They'll also be able to be accessed from either side of the workbench.  I still need to attach some leftover drawer pulls but will not have those until I complete the wife's kitchen remodel (which is underway).

I did get to use a new tool I "had to have" for the project - a Dewalt cordless finish nailer.  It made the glueing up of the drawers a snap.  Oh the fun I will have with a nail gun!

Some finish work on the transits box - I don't really like how the "gunstock" finish came out and may redo it with another color.


Ray Rousell said...

Very neat Miles, nice one!

Stefan (aka. Monty) said...

Wonderful project. It's great to follow your carpenter skills.