Though I’m grateful to have a big assortment of drills, drivers, saws, and extra, they typically find yourself piled in an open cubby someplace as most of them lack devoted houses. To resolve this problem, I’m constructing cabinets with slotted dividers to carry every particular person software.
Partly certainly one of this collection, I confirmed you create the shell of a 4×8 cellular workbench. On this video, I’ll reveal how I added software group to one of many cupboards.
For the minimize record, instruments, and supplies wanted for this mission, scroll all the way down to the underside of this web page.
Steps for Including Software Storage to a Workbench
1. Measure and measurement your cupboard
Rip every shelf to measurement to suit contained in the depth of your cupboard. I examined some spacing and located that about 4-inch cubbies work for my instruments, however you’ll be able to fine-tune this spacing to the software you intend to retailer in every cubby. I’ll be making the dividers from ¼-inch plywood.
There are numerous methods to chop the slots into the cabinets like a router or perhaps a round noticed paired with a straightedge and set to a shallow depth, however I used a desk noticed. I don’t have a dado stack, so I ran the boards via twice with a little bit of spacing to create the ¼-inch broad groove. Subsequent, I drilled pocket holes alongside the ends of every piece, so I may simply screw it into place inside the cupboard.
2. Create your dividers
The highest opening has dividers positioned each 4 inches, whereas the center opening solely has two dividers to separate my bigger saws. The bottom opening has no dividers since that’s the place I plan to accommodate my awkwardly sized sander. Subsequent, I minimize the dividers to measurement, clipping the entrance edge of every divider at an angle to permit my hand to extra simply attain in a seize every software.
3. Set up cabinets
To put in the cabinets, I utilized glue to every slot, positioned the dividers, squared up the meeting, and clamped the items in place. As soon as dry, I eliminated the clamp and lowered the meeting into the cupboard. If I wasn’t capable of simply take away the benchtop, I additionally may have eliminated the doorways to slip it in from the entrance.
As soon as in place, I screwed the cabinets into the partitions of the cupboard with pocket gap screws. I then added the decrease shelf and dividers utilizing pocket gap screws and glue.
4. Place your instruments of their new dwelling
Lastly, I slid my instruments into place and closed the cupboard doorways on yet one more storage resolution solved on this final cellular workbench.
To see the opposite customizations I made to this bench, click on the hyperlinks beneath this video:
- ¾” Plywood Shelf – 1 @ 28 ¾” W x 5” D
- ¾” Plywood Shelf – 2 @ 28 ¾”W x 13 ¼” D
- ¼” Plywood Dividers – 8 @ 12 ½” H x 13 ¼” D
Be aware: ¾-inch plywood cabinets are comprised of scrap items from the cellular workbench body