I’ve been badly in need of a new clamp rack. Of course, I make the biggest, heaviest monster clamp rack that I can. The top is 1″ thick solid oak and because I didn’t think that was strong enough I put some 1.5″ thick brackets underneath to reinforce them.
Unfortunately, no room for expansion. But that’s okay, there’s no room for another clamp rack in the shop. Well, I’ll have a separate rack for small clamps.
So, I have this little side table along that back wall, you can see it here with the brackets underneath. I’m reworking some storage and work surfaces in the shop and I wanted to raise that side table to the same height as the main bench. I figured the best way to do that was to built some boxes on top of it. And then I can make drawers!
So yeah, double plywood sheets for added strength, well bolted into the wall and reinforced by those brackets. The drawers should be a nice size.
This will really help de-clutter the corner. Of course, I’m just going to re-clutter it…
The drawers fit great. I’ll put some oak drawer fronts on them at some point.
I partitioned one of the drawers, and now I’m wishing I did it to all of them. It was a pain, but having little boxes to organize things is really nice.
Up next: cabinets.
Big cabinets. They’re going to go where that awful brown pegboard is now. There will be under-cabinet lighting and doors that close and all sorts of fun stuff. I like using pegboard for cabinet backs, especially for utility cabinets, as you can hang crap on that back wall if you need to. Maximize your space.
No help whatsoever.