Workbenches

Cabinets and Bench 8

You can customize these simple cabinets with combinations of drawers and doors. Then join them together with a bench top designed for your needs.

Fold-Down Work Center 18

This space-saving work center offers storage and security, plus its own light source. And the fold-down bench provides a work surface when you need it.

Maple Workbench 27

In the classic European style, this workbench is massive, but affordable. The traditional dog system lets you clamp the largest workpieces with ease.

Workbench Cabinet 44

This underbench cabinet not only increases your storage capacity, but when full of tools its weight also adds strength and stability to the workbench.

Tool Stands 50

Table Saw Cabinet 52

This sturdy but mobile cabinet will improve your table-saw setup with storage space, options for dust collection, and an outfeed support.

Router Table

This stable router table can be built with a solid base of 2x4s. But you can also build the fence, clampirig system and accessories to fit your own table.

Miter Saw Station

Fold-out tables extend the usefulness of your miter saw, and a stop block saves you the trouble of measuring and marking the workpiece.

Shop Storage 82

Tool Cabinet 84

With special tool holders and adjustable shelves, you can customize this wall-mounted tool cabinet to organize and protect all your hand and power tools.

Pegboard System 94

Here's a tool rack you can customize to fit your needs. It features a different approach to using pegboard and holding your most commonly used tools.

Lumber Rack 100

This lumber rack is actually a complete storage system, providing easy access to boards and plywood. There's also an option for adding a sheet goods bin.

Finishing Cabinet 106

This cabinet's adjustable shelves let you tailor your storage space, but it's also a complete finishing station with a removable lazy Susan work table.

Modular Workshop 112

Not only can you adapt this system to fulfill all your shop requirements, but you can also modify the same design for storage in other areas of your house.

Sources 126

Index 127

Miter Saw Station

Pegboard System

Pegboard System

Shop Tip: Drawer Rails and Filler Strips 11

Joinery: Drawer Joint Options 13

Shop Tip: Making Your Own Drawer Pulls 14

Shop Tip: Using Brackets 16

Designer's Notebook: Work Center or Benehtop Tool Cabinet 17

Shop Tip: Using a Story Stick 22

Shop Tip: Cutting a Slab to Length 31

Shop Tip: Wooden Dogs 33

Shop Tip: Preventing Vise Rack 38

Designer's Notebook: Easy-To-Build Workbench Top. . . 42

Workbench Cabinet 44

Shop Tip: Clamping Blocks 48

Designer's Notebook: Sliding Doors and Shelves 49

The cornerstone of most home shops is a functional, convenient workbench. Rut the size and style can vary greatly, depending on space requirements and functional needs. So we give you options, beginning with a simple cabinet and bench top design that can be arranged in many different combinations.

Next is a space-saving fold-down version. Complete with its own light source and extra storage, it would be an ideal choice for a small shop.

If you would prefer a classic European design, you might consider the massive yet affordable maple workbench. Built to last, it features a traditional dog system for easily clamping large workpieces. And finally, a versatile cabinet can be built to add storage and stability to the maple workbench, or to any other open-based bench.

Cabinets and Bench 8

Shop Tip: Drawer Rails and Filler Strips 11

Joinery: Drawer Joint Options 13

Shop Tip: Making Your Own Drawer Pulls 14

Shop Tip: Using Brackets 16

Designer's Notebook: Work Center or Benehtop Tool Cabinet 17

Fold-Down Work Center 18

Shop Tip: Using a Story Stick 22

Maple Workbench 27

Shop Tip: Cutting a Slab to Length 31

Shop Tip: Wooden Dogs 33

Shop Tip: Preventing Vise Rack 38

Designer's Notebook: Easy-To-Build Workbench Top. . . 42

Workbench Cabinet 44

Shop Tip: Clamping Blocks 48

Designer's Notebook: Sliding Doors and Shelves 49

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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